Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus launch September 25

Apple announces launch dates for the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus smartphones.

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Apple's new flagship smartphone duo, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, will release later this month with a host of new upgrades like shooting 4K video, new 3D Touch technology, beefier processing power and a new responsive Touch ID sensor.

Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus launch September 25 |

Today Apple showcased the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus variants and even went so far as jab competitors by saying the new models are the "most advanced smartphones in the world".

Both models can shoot and edit 4K video with 12MP iSight cameras as well as enable Live Photos, a new kind of active photography that animates shutter-speed photos into small gif-like animations. Sadly the models don't have 4K displays: the iPhone 6S has a 4.7" Retina HD display at 1334x750 resolution, whereas the iPhone 6S Plus packs a 5.5" inch 1920x1080 full HD resolution.

Under the hood the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus sport a new 3rd-generation 64-bit A9 chip with an always-on M9 co-processor, and is powered by iOS 9.

To make room for the new handsets Apple totally restructured its pricing model. As a result, the iPhone 6S will be priced from $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for 64GB and $399 for the 128GB flavor. The iPhone 6S Plus starts at $299 for 16GB, $399 for 64GB, and $499 for 128GB. The duo will be available in Silver, Gold, Space Grey and Rose Gold color configurations.

Pre-orders start September 12, and the phones will ship on September 25 across 12 countries.

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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