Apple's tagline for the iPhone 6S is 'the only thing that's changed is everything', highlighting that the brand knows this is a phone that looks an awful lot like last year's model.

It makes sense that Apple would try its hardest to show that, despite the handset looking identical to last year's model, there have been loads of changes under the hood that make this an attractive phone in its own right.

The chassis is stronger, the camera sharper – with a new Harry Potter-esque way of capturing your snaps – and there's even a completely new way of interacting with the screen. On paper, it's an impressive upgrade.

 

See the iPhone 6S in action in our video review:

 

 

But when it looks identical to the iPhone 6, people will be desperate to know if the iPhone 6S is enough of an upgrade to justify the price. While the upgrades seem great, is it worth going all the way up to the iPhone 6S, or would the 6 do?

In terms of raw price, we're in a weird situation now. Samsung and the rest of the Android crew have been slowly ratcheting up the price of their high-end phones to the point where they're actually eclipsing the iPhone 6S at launch.

However, Apple's once again been the victim of its off-kilter launch cycle, meaning it's putting its phone into a market where the Galaxy S6 is now significantly cheaper – and so the iPhone 6S has a higher price to live up to. That said, this new phone is just that: a new phone. That means some potential buyers will be enamoured with the notion of getting the latest tech on the market rather than a six-month-old handset.

In the UK, that means between £50 and £100 upfront to get the phone for £36-£38 per month (if you want a decent slug of data and minutes) with the phone starting at £539 for the 16GB model, £619 for the 64GB model and £699 for 128GB.

It's starting at $649 if you're looking to pick it up off contract in the US, with the new $32.45 monthly cost if you're thinking of getting locked into Apple's yearly upgrade plan.

 

 

In reality though, the question of who this phone is aimed at isn't that hard to answer: for most people stuck on the iPhone 5S it's clearly the upgrade they're considering, and beyond that there's the disgruntled Android owner who's tired of looking at the slicker app experience Apple offers and seeing their own handset looking sketchy in comparison.

(Of course, there are a few people that tried Windows Phones as experiments, but they'd probably be happy with just about any other phone if they're still using a Nokia Lumia 930).

 

The difference between the iPhone 6 (left) and iPhone 6S (right) is nearly impossible to see

 

The issue Apple is trying to solve with the iPhone 6S (and the 6S Plus) is how it can convince users, especially in a market saturated with really rather brilliant smartphones, that the 'S' variant of the impressive iPhone 6 is a worthy phone to upgrade to in its own right.

When something is so visually similar, the onus is on the brand to show that the upgrades are really worth the extra cash.

Even if Apple keeps users within its own ecosystem there's every chance they'll look at the iPhone 6, which is now much cheaper – so it needs to make sure things like a stronger chassis, animated photos and a new pressable screen are worth the extra outlay when both phones will still work perfectly well in a couple of years' time.

 

 

 

Design

You've probably already heard, but the iPhone 6S is almost identical to last year's 6 in every way when it comes to the chassis. There are some very subtle differences, such as a slightly thicker frame and a little more heft, but it's so slight that I kept getting the two mixed up when doing side by side comparisons.

All cases fit both phones just fine too so, apart from a small S logo on the back of the phone, nobody is going to notice you've got the latest iPhone.

But there will be lots of you upgrading from the iPhone 5S, and in that case you'll need to be ready for a really big design change. The metallic chassis feels really nice in the hand, with a ceramic-like feeling on the outside (although if it's anything like the 6 then this can scuff over time if you keep it in a pocket with keys, so you'll need to think about the kind of case you'll want to keep it safe).

 

One of the things that Apple is touting is the fact the iPhone 6S is made of 7000 series aluminum, which is the strongest thing it's ever used in iPhone construction. The obvious connection people will make is with 'Bendgate' last year, when some users claimed their new phone had developed a slight curve in their pocket without much pressure.

The common belief was that these phones began to twist when placed in a rear pocket and sat upon. While it was proven that other metal phones actually were worse when it came to bending Apple didn't come out of the controversy well.

So it's no surprise that, while the company won't admit the real reason, the new iPhone is strong and never going to bend with such pressure. However, I feel like that we shouldn't feel happy our phones no longer bend – this seems like one of the minimum expectations I'd have of a smartphone, not a compelling reason to buy it.

The front of the phone is now covered in a new level of strength, with a glass that's far less prone to shattering when dropped on the floor – now that's something I can get behind. We've not drop tested it - we'll leave that to some other, braver reviewer - if the screen is stronger the responsiveness hasn't dropped.

 

 

In the hand, the iPhone 6S still feels like a dream. Even with the extra 14g over the iPhone it feels lightweight, easy to manipulate and really warrants the price. Samsung's new Galaxy S6 Edge invokes the same kind of feeling, and with it you don't mind spending the extra money over a more budget phone.

In terms of design, if you've seen the iPhone 6 then you've seen the 6S. The volume buttons, the power key, the silencer switch and the speaker are all in the same place as last year, with the grille at the bottom very easy to cover when you're watching videos or playing games in landscape.

If you're using the 5S, this is leagues ahead. The construction is good, the materials solid and there's no wiggle in the buttons at all. While you probably never bent your 5S, the idea that the iPhone 6S is stronger will probably please you, however unnecessary the claim is.

Apple's not done anything great with the design of the iPhone 6S, but the iPhone 6 was such a well-created phone that using the same chassis isn't going to harm its chances of success.

However, combined with the higher price and the continued presence of last year's model, I wish we were at least seeing some retooling of the phone to make it seem more attractive.

 

 

Screen

The screen on the iPhone 6S seems to be identical to last year's: we're talking a 4.7-inch affair with 750p resolution, which keeps it firmly in the 'Retina' range that the firm debuted all the way back with the iPhone 4.

It's hard to rate the display, as while it fails on resolution (quite spectacularly actually - phones a seventh the cost of the iPhone 6S offer 1080p screens, Samsung's cheaper phone has four times the resolution of the 6S and Sony has, inexplicably, just launched a 4K phone) it doesn't drop too badly on performance.

 

The iPhone 6S display is clear, bright, laminated to the glass and insanely colorful. The first time I saw it on the iPhone 6 I thought it was a fake picture stuck on top of a dummy unit, such was the clarity on offer.

So to use the same thing on the iPhone 6S makes sense - after all, the lower pixel count means it can be thinner and the battery can last longer, thanks to having fewer pixels to drive.

But there are some things missing: for instance, the contrast ratio (the difference between the brightest and darkest parts of the screen) is still poor, with the black areas looking a little grey. Samsung's Galaxy range predominantly uses OLED technology, which offers 'true' blacks and high brightness and packs a much better visual punch, and would have suited the iPhone down to the ground.

The sharpness in side by side tests is clearly lower too - the 326 pixels per inch is very low even compared the 401ppi of the iPhone 6S Plus - and most other models are over 500ppi to bring really, really clear displays.

Given OLED technology is used in the Apple Watch - and admittedly it looks brilliant - it's a shame the same thing couldn't have been done with the iPhone 6S.

It's important not to get too hung up on screen resolution in a phone - after all, if it's not serving a purpose (hey, Sony?) then it's just wasting battery. But the industry has moved on, and the higher pixel densities on offer are starting to really bring something to the table, with apps and general use looking pin sharp.

Here's hoping the iPhone 7 makes a massive jump forward to join the rest of the pack.

 

 

 

 

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iOS9는 대대적인 디자인과 기능 변화 보다는 최적화와 편의성 강화에 초점을 맞춘 것이 특징이다. 배터리 향상을 위한 저전력 모드가 추가됐고 메모 앱은 필기할 수 있는 노트 기능으로 강력해졌다. 또 교통정보가 추가된 지도, 강력해진 시리, 아이패드의 화면 분할 기능 등 다양한 기능을 선보일 예정이다.

 

  

iOS9는 iOS8을 지원하는 애플의 기기들과 호환된다. (사진 = 씨넷)

씨넷은 15일(현지시각) 그 동안 알려져 있었던 iOS9 기능 외에 숨겨진 아기자기한 옵션과 기능들을 자세히 소개했다.

■ 동영상 녹화 해상도 설정

 

 

설정 > 사진 및 카메라 > 동영상 녹화 메뉴로 가면 녹화할 동영상의 해상도를 선택할 수 있다. (720p HD at 30fps, 1080p HD at 30fps, 1080p HD at 60fps 중 하나를 선택)

■ 동영상 재생 시 확대 축소 기능

 

 

동영상을 보면서도 손가락을 이용해 화면을 축소하거나 확대한 영상을 볼 수 있다.

■ 뒤로가기 버튼

 

 

앱이나 사파리 브라우저 사용 할 때 이전 화면으로 돌아갈 수 있는 뒤로 가기 버튼이 생겼다. 예전에는 홈버튼을 두번 눌러 멀티태스킹 메뉴를 화면에 띄워 이전 화면을 찾곤 했는데, iOS9에는 , 화면 왼쪽 상단에 “Back to” 버튼이 생겨 쉽게 되돌아 갈 수 있다.

■ 편리해진 사진, 동영상 선택

 

 

 

예전에는 사진을 여러장 선택하려면 하나 하나 선택해야 했다.새로워진 iOS9에서는 앨범을 열고 오른쪽 상단의 선택 버튼을 누른 후, 사용자가 선택할 사진을 드래그해서 여러장의 사진을 쉽게 선택할 수 있다.

■ 업그레이드 된 사진 앨범

예전에는 사진을 보다가 전체 앨범 화면을 보려면 왼쪽 상단의 화살표를 눌러야 했으나, iOS9에서는 이미지를 보다 손가락으로 아래를 쓸어내리면 앨범 보기 화면으로 바로 이동한다.

또, 사진보기 화면 아래 빈 공간에 다른 사진들을 작은 썸네일로 볼 수 있게 해두었다. 이 썸네일 이미지를 좌우로 이동해 사진 보기 화면에서도 다른 사진을 쉽게 찾을 수 있다. 이미지 숨김기능도 추가되어 숨기고자 하는 이미지 선택 후 공유 > 숨기기 버튼을 누르면 이미지가 가려진다.

■ 첨부된 이미지에 글씨, 서명 손쉽게 추가

 

 

 

아이폰에서 이미지가 첨부된 이메일을 받을 때, 앱을 떠나지 않고 직접 해당 이미지에 주석이나스케치를 추가하고 이를 직접 회신으로 보낼 수 있다. 첨부된 이미지를 꾹 누르면 연관 메뉴들이 나오는데 여기서 Markup & Reply 버튼을 누르면 해당 이미지에 문자나 서명을 추가할 수 있다.

■ 추천 기능

아이폰 홈 화면을 왼쪽으로 쓸어넘기면 사용자가 있는 지역 근처의 추천 장소 목록을 볼 수 있다. 여기에는 가까운 레스토랑, 상점, 주유소 정보들이 표시된다.

■ 다음 약속 출발시간 공지

새로워진 iO9는 다음 약속을 위해 떠나야 할 시간을 미리 알려준다. 일정 앱에서 새로운 일정을 등록할 때 ‘여행 타임(Travel Time)’을 스크롤 한 후 해당 기능을 활성화 시키면 된다.

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iOS is beloved by millions of customers, but some of them find Apple's walled garden to be constricting. For them, there is jailbreaking. Though there is typically a gap between the releases of iOS software and their corresponding jailbreaks, iOS 6.0.1 was jailbroken in rapid-fire fashion, and we have the full instructions.

 

 

The only caveat is that it won't work on the latest devices, like the recent iPads (iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4), iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, or iPad mini. The A5, A5X, A6, and A6X chips are harder nuts to crack, and jailbreak developers will need some time.

Owners of the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, and iPhone 3GS (pre-A4), however, are in luck. The instructions below will help you to break down the walled garden of iOS 6, and install the jailbreak app hub Cydia.

Update your device to iOS 6.0.1

The first step is making sure your device is on iOS 6.0.1

The first step is making sure your device is on iOS 6.0.1

If you aren't yet on iOS 6.0.1, this is the first step. If you're already jailbroken, the fastest way is to connect your device to iTunes, and follow the prompt to update. If you're on iOS 6 but aren't yet jailbroken, then you can perform an over-the-air (OTA) update by going to Settings>General>Software Update on your device.

Download Redsn0w

... not that kind of red snow

... not that kind of red snow

Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 is available at the following links for Mac OS X and Windows.

Download the firmware for iOS 6

This is what the IPSW file will look like on a Mac

This is what the IPSW file will look like on a Mac

Since this version of redsn0w doesn't officially support iOS 6.0.1, you'll need a copy of iOS 6 (6.0) on hand. If you've already downloaded it to a PC, then you can locate it in Windows at "\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates." If you're on a Mac, it's at "/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates"

If you don't have a copy of iOS 6.0 on your PC, then you'll need to download it from the appropriate link below:

Follow the instructions

Instructions are easy and straight forward

Instructions are easy and straight forward

After opening redsn0w, choose Extras>Select IPSW. When prompted, choose the IPSW file that you just located. After selecting the proper build, return to the main redsn0w screen and choose "jailbreak."

From that point on, redsn0w's instructions are straightforward. Make sure your device is connected and follow along. The first thing it will ask is to enter DFU mode, which involves holding and releasing the power and home buttons at precise times. Don't worry, though, as redsn0w guides you through the process.

Install Cydia

Millions(?) of iPhone owners can't live without that Cydia icon their home screens

Millions(?) of iPhone owners can't live without that Cydia icon their home screens

Unlike in earlier iOS 6 releases, redsn0w now automatically installs Cydia. When redsn0w's process completes, you'll see the jailbreak app store waiting for you.

If you don't see Cydia after completing the jailbreak, go through the steps in the "booting" section below and it should be there.

Booting

You'll need to reconnect to redsn0w every time you reboot

You'll need to reconnect to redsn0w every time you reboot

This is a tethered jailbreak. That means that every time you reboot, you'll need to connect your device to a PC and re-run redsn0w. For each tethered boot, just select Extras > Just Boot from the redsn0w menu.

Moving forward

It may be some time until owners of newer (A5 and A6-based) iOS devices are able to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1, but we'll keep you posted as soon as they're available. You can read more at the Dev Team's source link below.

It should be noted that this is a beta release, and that the Dev Team (nor us) provide any guarantees that it is 100 percent stable.

Source: Dev Team Blog

 

 

- Source http://www.gizmag.com/how-jailbreak-ios-6-0-1/24829/

 

 

 


 

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