The iPhone 6S & 6S Plus

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Apple have just announced what they've been keeping under wraps for the past few months,  the all new iPhone 6 and 6S Plus was announced with a new rose gold aluminium finish joining the space grey, gold and silver models like the previous generation.

"The only thing that's changed about these iPhones is everything" said Tim Cook at the start of the presentation, and he certainly wasn't lying.

The screen sizes are still at their respective 4.7 and 5.5 inch for the 6S and 6S Plus, but they've introduced some remarkable technology with 3D Touch, It provides three levels of finger pressure: the original tap like before, plus what Apple calls "peek" and "pop" to give more distinct effects when different pressures are applied. The new ways to navigate and control your apps with 3D Touch don't just apply to Apple apps, either. Third party apps such as Facebook and Instagram have been redesigned to integrate the technology.

To give you a simple example of how 3D Touch works, say for instance you wanted to quickly write a Facebook status, instead of going into the app and navigating to the appropriate buttons, you can just hold down on the Facebook icon and select 'Write status' from the drop down menu. Games will also come with 3D Touch.

3D Touch

3D Touch

The 6S and 6S Plus come with a 64-bit a( processor, which is supposedly 70 percent faster than the A8 chip that's in the 6 and 6 Plus, and 90 per cent faster with graphics processing.

Thanks to the M9 co-processor being built into the processing chip, 'always-on Siri' can now work on the new phones, and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor is now is now 2x faster than before.

The camera is only of the biggest upgrades on the new phones with an all-new 12MP iSight camera. They are also now capable of shooting 4K footage, that can be edited in iMovie on the iPhone itself. The front-facing camera is now 5MP, perfect for selfies, and the backlight now works as a front flash, just like Snapchat.

Another really interesting new camera feature is Live Photos. Live Photos is basically a function that records a really small video every time you take a photo, so you can use 3D Touch when scrolling through your photos to see the photo move and see what was happening when you took the each photo.

Prices will start at the exact same prices as they did when iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were released. In the US that starts at $199. And both phones will be available for pre-order from this Saturday 12 September, for shipping on 25 September in the US, UK and other major countries.

iOS 9 will be available for other handsets from 16 September.

So that's that, it could have been better, it could have been a lot worse, what did you think of the new iPhone announcement?