Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus pre-orders now being taken

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The two devices were launched at an event in front of 7,000 people on Sept 10

EE, Vodafone, Three, O2, Virgin Media and Carphone Warehouse have all confirmed that they are stocking the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Customers can pre-order the devices from each retailer on September 12, with the phones going on general sale from September 25. The iPhone 6s starts from £539, whilst the iPhone 6s Plus will be available from £619. Both devices are available in four metal finishes – silver, gold, gunmetal grey and the new rose gold version. None of the major retailers have announced specific pricing yet, however.

O2 is stocking both devices on its Refresh tariff. Customers who purchase the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus from O2 will be able to upgrade to the latest iPhone after 12 months. There are 20GB and 30GB tariff options available, but O2 hasn’t revealed pricing just yet.

Both devices were unveiled by Apple CEO Tim Cook. The iPhone 6s comes with a 4.7-inch screen and the same aluminium body design as the iPhone 6. It has an improved processor, provided by a Samsung-made Apple A9 chip and 2GB of RAM.

It’s available with 16GB, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage and comes with an improved 12MP iSight sensor on the rear and a 5MP camera on the front. The front camera also uses the retina screen to create front-facing flash. The rear camera is capable of shooting 4K videos.

Apple’s iPhone 6s Plus is a 5.5-inch smartphone and is also powered by an A9 chip. The manufacturer claims this is 70 per cent faster than the A8 processor in the iPhone 6.

Apple also introduced its own version of the Force Touch software found on the Apple Watch. Called ‘3D Touch,’ this recognises the pressure a user puts on the screen when touching it, allowing shortcuts on the home screen. Two new gesture controls are available with ‘3D Touch.’ ‘Pop’ is a hard press, whilst ‘peek’ allows users to peek at photos or messages with a gentle touch.

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