New iPhones are here: iPhone 6s and 6s Plus debut with new 3D Touch displays

Apple reinvented the multi-touch display for its new iPhones.

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Apple’s new iPhones don’t look a whole lot different from last year’s models, but the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have a next-generation multi-touch display that Cupertino expects will change the way you use a touchscreen.

The 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus will have 3D Touch displays that are similar to the Apple Watch’s Force Touch. A press will now unlock shortcuts in the apps you use every day, like Messages, Mail, Instagram, and more. Now you don’t have to launch an app for a quick, simple action like previewing a web link or photo.

“This is the most advanced iPhone we have ever created,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of marketing, at Wednesday’s event.

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The 6s and 6s Plus also come in a brand new color: rose gold.

Apple is turning Siri into an always-on personal assistant by finally letting you call her up with a simple, “Hey Siri.” Before this change, you can only summon Siri with a press of the home button or by plugging your device into a power source.

And the iPhone’s camera system is getting an overhaul for the new generation. The 6s and 6s Plus feature 12-megapixel sensors in the rear camera without degrading the iPhone’s image quality, plus support for 4K video-recording.

This story, "New iPhones are here: iPhone 6s and 6s Plus debut with new 3D Touch displays" was originally published by Macworld.

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