Photo Courtesy of cnet4.cbsistatic.comBy: Saira Singh
Apple released the iPhone 6s in the U.S., Australia, Canada, China, Japan and the U.K. on September 22, selling over 13 million phones in the first three days. On October 9th, it was released in 40 other countries, and by the end of 2015, the new iPhone will be available in 130 countries total.
The iPhone 6s’s phenomenal sales are a record for Apple, beating the 10 million iPhones sold at their release last year.
While relatively similar to last year’s iPhone 6 and 6+, the iPhone 6s does have some new features including 3D Touch and Live Photos.
The 3D Touch, a revolutionary feature of the new model, allows the phone to measure the amount of pressure placed on the screen by the user.
On Apple’s website, the makers said, “ When you use 3D Touch, your iPhone responds with subtle taps. So not only will you see what a press can do — you’ll feel it.”
With shortcuts such as the “Peek and Bop,” a preview that allows you to read snippets of media without actually opening them, the iPhone 6s is faster and more convenient than previous models.
Additionally, Apple’s cameras are better than ever with the introduction of a 12-megapixel high-resolution camera. The new iPhone implements a system called Live Photos in which the moments before and after the picture are captured, adding sound and movement to an individual picture.
“I think the big screen is useful. I was really impressed by the camera because you can see what happens before you take the photo.”said junior Lina Lee.
Although similar to the iPhone 6 and 6+, the iPhone 6s has new features that will satisfy any Apple fanatic.
“The new iPhone isn’t really that much different than the previous iPhones, but I like the improvements that it has. It has new colors to choose from and you have more app selections and a good camera.” said sophomore Maddy Mertens.
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