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The iPhone 6S ninth version of the iPhone has just been announced, and the good news for you (if you get one) is that there are some nice enhancements over the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, including improved camera performance with the front and back cameras.

The front camera is getting a much larger sensor. The front camera will be able to record video at 1080p and can take 5 megapixel photos. The camera software is also adding features to compliment the boost in the camera’s capabilities. You will be able to take ‘panorama selfies’ with the front-facing camera. You will be able to take slow-motion video and use the screen as a sort of flash for low-light selfies.

The backside camera is getting major improvements. To begin with, the camera is bumped up to 12 megapixels, and can record 4K video. Besides higher resolution, the new and improved sensor is expected to provide greater color accuracy, take better photos in low-light situations, and reduce ‘noise’ in the picture, creating greater clarity. We’ve been told to expect superior picture quality due to these improvement.

There is also a new photos feature,┬ácalled Live Photos, that take advantage of the new 3D touch feature. When you force-touch a photo, a couple of seconds of audio and video (which were saved near the time of the photo) will play. It’s not a new concept, as HTC and Nokia have implemented similar features previously, but Apple’s huge user base should bring the idea main-stream, with the help of Facebook support later this year.

There are too many changes to the 6S to review here, but on improvement we always like to hear is with the screen. The new Ion-X screen covering is touted as stronger and more durable. I suppose that means fewer cracked iPhone screens. Let’s hope so. We’re truly excited about the improvements developed for the iPhone 6S, but we want to hear from you. What do you think?

September 14th, 2015

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