iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus debut for PHL customers on Nov. 6

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Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - Last Updated on October 27, 2015


The latest flagship phones from Apple, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, will be officially available in the Philippines starting November 6.

Early this week, rival telcos Smart Communications Inc. and Globe Telecoms have started accepting pre-orders of the iPhones for postpaid subscribers.

Smart announced that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available for postpaid and recontracting subscribers.

Apple launched its new iPhone line in a well-attended event last September 9. Pre-orders at the Apple Store started last September 12. The new iPhones started to rollout in selected markets last September 25 and by the end of the year, the new iPhones will be available in 130 countries worldwide.

The iPhone 6s and its bigger sibling, the iPhone 6s Plus are the first iPhones to feature the 3D Touch.

Specifications of the iPhone 6s Plus, the first big screen iPhone, include the following: a 5.5-inch Full high-definition display; 401ppi; Multi-Touch interface with 3D Touch; 64-bit Apple A9 chip; 2GB RAM and internal storage of 16GB, 64GB, 128GB capacity; a  12-megapixel iSight camera; 4K video recording at 30fps, Slo-mo video in 1080p, 120fps/720p, 240fps; playback zoom and a 5-megapixel Facetime camera with Retina Flash. The new iPhone 6s Plus is LTE capable. It comes with the latest iOS 9 mobile operating system. It is powered by a 2,915mAh battery.

Both are powered by the Apple-designed A9 chip, the most advanced chip in a smartphone, delivering faster performance and great battery life. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are designed with the strongest glass on any smartphone and 7000 series aluminum, the same alloy used in the aerospace industry. Both are available in metallic finishes that now include rose gold.


Record iPhone sales expected

Apple said it exceeded market expectations after the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sold over 13 million phones during the initial weekend of sales or just three days after the official launch. “Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “Customers’ feedback is incredible and they are loving 3D Touch and Live Photos.”

The iPhone has been Apple’s bestselling product for years.  The company is expected to sell 48.7 million iPhones for Q4 of this year. In Q4 last year, Apple reported its highest quarterly profit after it sold a record 74.5 million units of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

No specific postpaid prices were announced for the new iPhones but based on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus postpaid plans offered by Smart and Globe, the upgraded iPhones could fetch from P2,400 to more than P3,000 per month on postpaid plus a minimum cash out and excluding the data plan. Estimate prepaid prices could fetch up to P39,000 for the 16GB at the minimum to a high of P55,000 or more for the P128GB.

Images from Apple.com. Some rights reserved.

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