Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus: all you need to know

It looks like 'rose gold' will be the new style trend for smartphone colors in the coming year. We dare make this forecast, because Apple has introduced the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and with them, comes this new ultra-fashionable rose gold version. And while we can easily spend all day here staring at it, there's much more to actually talk about, as Apple has made sure to pack its latest smartphones with tons of cutting-edge technology. Sorry, rosie, but we've got work to do!


Essentially, Apple has come up with two new iPhones that look unapologetically similar to those of the previous generation, but at the same time, has managed to completely renovate them from the inside. And you'll see what we mean once you get to the materials below. In terms of specs, a lot has changed – starting with the most obvious and expected improvement, which is the new A9 system-on-a-chip. The other, and possibly way more impactful addition is the new 3D Touch technology, which is built into the new 4.7" and 5.5" displays. While it may be a bit early to make any predictions about its success right now, we think 3D Touch (force-touch) has the potential to establish a whole new interface paradigm. It sure looks very cool – so be sure to read more about it in the following stories.


Apple has obviously innovated quite a bit with the iPhone 6s series, bringing us potential breakthrough features such as 3D Touch, but how does its new family of smartphones exactly compare in the specs department? And more specifically, how do the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus stack up against their Android rivals? We have some very detailed comparisons for you in the following posts, in which we pit Apple's new offerings against pretty much each of their major counterparts from the vast Android wilderness. 3... 2... 1... Fight!




OK, so we went through the essential pieces of information, as well as a whole bunch of comparison scenarios. All of this has painted a rather complete image of what the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have to offer, but rest assured, there's still much more to go through. This 'Further reading' section is where you'll find all the additional depth that you may be looking for.

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iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2750 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ram amount please?

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

They didn't advertise multi-tasking on the new iphones so it's hard to say.

3. Furbal unregistered

If they didnt push multi screen to the 6s + i'd go with 1g again

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's what I'm thinking. Bummer...

4. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Ram amount is probably the same 1gb. Which would suck. Apple is the "most valuable tech company in the world" but can't add more ram to their cash cow?

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sad, but true bro.

9. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

You have an iphone 6? If not I can assure you it doesn't need 2gb of RAM and iOS 9 being even better performing will require even less RAM. Stop confusing android with iOS.

10. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Just because someone don't need it, doesn't mean they don't want or like to have it. I don't need a million dollars, I get by fine with my salary now, doesn't mean I wouldn't take a million dollars if i could lol.

14. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

The 2gb of RAM would be needed for multitasking. And I'm not confusing anything.

16. mannrecaged

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

IOS doesn't have muti-tasking bro

19. AlikMalix unregistered

Is that where apps run in background when needed? Like navigation while talking on phone, or music/video playing in background while I surf the web? Or is it one of those things, where you can let webpages load while you looking at another? Or how about pulling down a notification panel, while playing a game, and looking at weather, email alerts, or any other widget you put there (not just in home page). Yeah, I wouldn't know about multitasking, since I'm on iOS. /s

21. tedkord

Posts: 17454; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

True multitasking is any apps running in the background (up to ram limitations), not just a chosen few.

23. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Exactly! It doesn't have the memory for it. Which was my point bro. Its a feature they were rumored to get, but didn't.

15. mannrecaged

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

True, bcoz IOS doesn't have multi tasking

20. tedkord

Posts: 17454; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They do use IOS. They're referring to the phone not being able to multi-task like the iPad, with multi-window, which is a feature they were looking forward to. So, no they're not confusing Android with IOS, because Android can do it. And, just as darkkjedi, a long time IOS fan and iPhone 6+ owner if his iPhone needs more ram. In his own words, IOS 8 has been a mess.

25. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

You are telling me you have lag or issues and you cant open more than 10 apps and games at the same time with 6+? You smoking something? I have a friend with 6+ with who we tested and opened 30 apps combined with games, never lagged, and we could go back and open any of them waiting. Seriously stop confusing android with apple. iOS on a phone DOES NOT need 2gb ram UNLESS 4K videos require it. iOS and its apps do not need it.

5. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

This doesn't have everything I need to know. Does the iphone6s have ois???? How about ram??? how many cores is the a9? What's the battery size??

8. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Guess we gotta search else where for hands on and breakdowns. Be a real disappointment if no increase in ram. This could be a deal breaker for me.

11. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Wow, that's just sad... So literally 1 new feature? That's it? And a downgraded battery and new color option. Is Apple's idea barrel really empty already?

12. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Apple I was waiting something better,

13. SonyOwner unregistered

Can the Iphone 6s stand against the Xperia Z1 Compact? The battery is pretty bad. Lol

17. mannrecaged

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Okay... But is there anything better other than new color option as somebody said :p

18. Amiafanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 27, 2015

Perfect Smartphone . For 2016 (Dream) 5.2 inch Display QHD S-Amoled because they are that good, bright and Vibrant. Rear design of Galaxy Note 5. (Curved Back is awesome) Or Basic back design of LG G2 (One of the most comfortable phones ever ) Not buttons , only shape. 3500 Mah+ battery with fast charging (I never replaced a battery ) Great cameras (Megapixels dont matter ) S6 camera is awesome. OIS in both cameras . IR Blaster for sure . Water resistant at least . Fingerprint scanner embedded in display. (Qualcomm has it already ) Retina scanner for unlocking 64 GB + Micro SD (hot swappable) Superfast processor and 4 GB Ram. 3D touch or Force Touch. (call it what you want) Great looking design. 2.5 D glass. more curve not needed. Razor thin bezels. Front facing stereo speakers. NFC/Wireless charging and all the basic stuff. Overall weight not exceeding 150 grams Considering all this cost can be around 800 - 900 $

22. adecvat

Posts: 653; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

LoL, it is Z5

24. Amiafanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 27, 2015

No way , Z5 doesnt meet most of the requirements

26. jaibharat

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

All Indians should boycott all apple (iPhone) products as they have not considered India as an important market while launching at the same time in even smaller markets like Newzealand and other countries.

32. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I thought Indians were already boycotting Apple iphone? Iphone market share of 2% in India is like boycotting.

27. Abhisek

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

I welcome iPhone, because they are different and not confuse people by so many models in a year

28. johany0011

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 13, 2015

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29. summerofsam

Posts: 60; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

Same s**t, different day

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