Apple iPhone 6s, 6s Plus Coming To India On October 16
Apple has announced that it will launch the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in India on October 16. This will be the fastest iPhone rollout ever for the Indian market, coming less than a month after the latest models became available globally.
The October 16 launch puts the new iPhones in position to cash in on the upcoming festive season. The biggest competitors to the new iPhones in the Indian market will be Samsung’s Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+.
Apple also added that it sold over 13 million units of iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus on the first three days of their availability, breaking the sales record of 10 million units set last year by iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
While there is no increment in screen size in iPhone 6S (4.7-inch HD) and iPhone 6S (5.5-inch Full HD) compared to last year’s models, they feature a new 3D Touch display technology, which allows them to differentiate between types of touches and taps in preloaded apps as well as on the homescreen.
Both iPhones are powered by the new A9 processor with 2GB RAM and run on iOS 9 operating system. They come in 3 storage variants: 16, 64, and 128GB; there is no support for microSD cards for storage expansions. The rear cameras of the two smartphones have 12MP resolution, backed by dual-tone dual-LED flash, while the front cameras have 5MP sensors. A new camera feature of iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus is Live Photos, which can turn photos into short videos.
Along with the standard silver, space gray and gold colours, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus also come in a new rose gold hue.
While there is no official word on the pricing, it is expected that iPhone 6S will be available at starting price of around Rs 60,000, while iPhone 6S Plus will cost approximately Rs 68,000 for the base variant.