Big news in tech land! Apple introduced the iPhone 6s today.
Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the hotly-anticipated new smartphone today at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
Consumers will be drooling over the new 12-megapixel camera, and cosmetic features like sturdier glass. (Oh, and there was also a $99 pencil.) But we're more interested in the engine: The phone is powered by a third-generation 64-bit A9 chip that is said to be 70 percent faster than last year's model.
And for music makers, the coolest new feature might be 3D Touch: For the ﬁrst time, iPhone senses how much pressure you apply to the display. In addition to familiar Multi‑Touch gestures like Tap, Swipe, and Pinch, 3D Touch introduces Peek and Pop—bringing a new dimension of functionality to the iPhone experience. And when you use 3D Touch, your iPhone responds with subtle taps.
To provide the nuanced effect of force being gradually applied and removed, 3D Touch detects a dynamic range of pressure to a microscopic degree. It even accounts for changes in gravity as you hold your phone.
We can’t wait to see how this functionality plays out in music-making apps. Learn more about the iPhone 6s here.