IPhone 6S Plus: Everything You Need To Know About Apple’s More Powerful Monster

The iPhone 6 Plus changed the way people used the world’s finest smartphone. Now, Apple is making the jumbo phone even better with a faster processor, newfangled 3D Touch capabilities, and a revamped camera. This is the iPhone 6S Plus, and it looks predictably terrific.


The new iPhone 6s Plus looks just like the old 6S Plus, but it’s made of different stuff. The aluminum used is the same 7000 alloy that’s used in the Apple Watch, and it’s stronger, so hopefully you can stop worrying about bending the big old thing. The new iPhone 6S Plus will also come in a rose gold color, as well as the classic silver, gold, and space grey.

Apple promises a new type of glass is stronger than the old generation, and the 5.5-inch touchscreen features capabilities, similar to the Watch’s ForceTouch. Apple’s calling the iPhone version 3D touch.

3D Touch

This is going to confuse a lot of moms and dads. Heralded as “the new generation of multitouch,” this combination of hardware, software, and design innovation allows the iPhone to detect how hard you press on the screen. With this new input variable, apps can recognize a new layer of interaction. For instance, you can push hard on the Mail app and see a menu of choices.

iPhone 6S Plus: Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s More Powerful Monster

At first, it’ll take some getting used to since the iPhone will do new things that you haven’t seen before. Over time, however, you can imagine how app developers will come up with all kinds of quicker, more convenient user experience designs. 3D Touch looks like it’ll work great for previewing messages and links in the short term. Down the line, the feature will undoubtedly change how we play games on iPhone.


As we expected, the new iPhone 6S Plus will get a big boost with a 12-megapixel iSight camera. That comes with 50-percent more pixels and 50-percent more focus pixels for faster autofocus. All kinds of technical details that Apple says you “don’t need to know about”-including something called “deep trench isolation”-also ensure more detailed and more natural-looking photos. The bigger sensor also allows for bigger panoramas, like 64-megapixel big.

But the big upgrade is 4K video capabilities in the new iPhone. The breaks out into 8-million pixels per frame. Which, wow, so many big numbers it’s hard to tell what matters.

The front camera also gets an upgrade. It’ll be 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera that uses the phone’s Retina display for a flash for “detailed selfies.” Apple claims that the new capabilities will now let the display light up 3-times brighter for a flash that’s comparable to the TrueTone flash on the back. Thanks to the new 3D Touch capabilities, Apple is also offering a feature called “Live Photos which basically let you make little animated GIFs when you hold down on the screen. Live Photos is on by default and captures 1.5-seconds on either end of the shutter.

The new iPhone 6S Plus will include Apple’s new 64-bit A9 chip, which the company claims is 70-percent faster at CPU tasks and 90-percent faster at graphics tasks. The performance looked fantastic in an on-stage gaming demo. The iPhone 6S Plus also comes with a new M9 motion coprocessor built into the A9 chip. New Touch ID hardware also promises to be twice as fast as the last generation.

The wireless chip is also getting an upgrade. New 300-Mbps LTE technology will be up to twice as fast as the last iPhone. There are now up to 23 LTE bands available, and the 866-Mpbs 802.11 ac wifi is twice as fast.

Oh, and there are new charging docks and cases available.


As usual, Apple is bumping the old phones down a hundred bucks. So the new iPhone 6S Plus will start at $300 with a two-year contract. That breaks down to about $31 a month on a typical installment plan. Apple is offering a new iPhone upgrade program for $32 a month that lets you choose a carrier and get an unlocked phone with AppleCare+. Apple says that means you can upgrade your iPhone every year, which is a similar promise that some carriers already make but hey, if you can avoid that red tape you should.

Punjab to get one more world class stadium, architects to develop facility in Mullanpur

MOHALI: Punjab will have another world class cricket stadium as the state cricket Association (PCA) is all set to invite the architects to develop the facility in Mullanpur, near here.

Punjab already has a wonderful cricket facility in Mohali’s PCA Stadium, which hosted the World Cup semifinal between India and Pakistan in March this year.”Yes, we are going to shortly start this process. We will invite architects who have the experience of constructing world-class stadiums and then shortlist them,” PCA’s Chief Executive Officer, Brigadier (retd) Gurdeep Singh Sandhu told reporters here today.

In February this year, PCA’s Executive Committee met under the Chairmanship of its President I S Bindra here and decided to build a modern Cricket stadium at Mullanpur, on the outskirts of Chandigarh.

“We have acquired 42 acres of free hold land at Mullanpur Development Scheme in the demarcated Sports and leisure area, approximately 2-3 kms from the outskirts of Chandigarh alongside the 450 feet wide proposed four way lane highway,” Sandhu, who has also served as Chairman, Indian Army Sports Control Board, said.

Sandhu said that the Mullanpur stadium would have world class facilities.

“PCA has become an institution, with big reputation. On March 30, it hosted World Cup semi-finals, a mega event, between India and Pakistan at its Mohali stadium, which besides the Prime Ministers of the two nations was watched by a hosts of dignitaries around the globe. Therefore, keeping our growing reputation in mind, the Mullanpur stadium will be ultra modern and world class,” said Sandhu, former manager of the Indian hockey team.

Showing some of the comments penned down by the dignitaries in the PCA’s visitors book on March 30, Sandhu said all of them were highly impressed with the way PCA had managed hosting the mega semi-final.

“Always feels like you are back at home when you visit PCA,” were the comments of ICC CEO, Haroon Lorgat.

The BCCI chief Shashank Manohar wrote “Love this place (PCA)” while parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor wrote “splendid stadium”.

“My fondest and most exciting cricketing memories are at this superbly wonderful PCA stadium in Mohali. The facilities, administration and fantastic hospitality make this place the Lords of India,” wrote business tycoon and MP, Vijay Mallya.

Sandhu, who joined PCA after retiring from the Army in 1996, said the construction of Mullanpur stadium would take atleast 4-5 years.

The Mohali stadium, built in 1992, is located in thick of a residential colony and lacks proper parking facilities.

The new stadia would have two grounds — for matches and practice — and also a state of the art cricket academy which would attract trainees from associate and affiliated members of the ICC under the programme of globlisation of Cricket, Sandhu said.

South Korea offers to build smart city in New Chandigarh

South Korea offeSouth Korea offers to build smart city in New ChandigarhSouth Korea offers to build smart city in New Chandigarhrs to build smart city in New Chandigarhouth Korea has expressed its willingness to provide technology as well as finance to build a smart city in New Chandigarh besides providing LED lighting and safe city solutions for Ludhiana and Amritsar. A state government spokesperson said on Monday that the offer was extended by Korea Telecom to a delegation led by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal. Sukhbir, during his tour of the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) operational centre, asked Korea Telecom officials to submit a proposal for developing New Chandigarh as a smart city. He said this could be an ideal showcase for a smart city model in India as all necessary smart city solutions could be installed in New Chandigarh which was being built from scratch.

Chandigarh int’l airport terminal to be opened on Sept 11

After much delay, the new terminal of the Chandigarh International Airport built by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 11.
The inauguration of the airport is part of the PM’s itinerary. He is visiting Chandigarh to inaugurate flats for economically weaker sections of Chandigarh and attend a convocation at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). The PM will inaugurate the airport at the end of his trip.
The inauguration will pave the way for starting domestic and international flights from the new terminal that has been built by the AAI at a cost of over Rs 475 crore. “We have finished our work within the stipulated time. We are ready to hand over the facility,” said a senior official in the AAI.
Once fully functional, the AAI plans to shift the operations of domestic flights from the existing domestic building to the new terminal that has been segregated in two terminal portions, domestic and international.

PM to open new airport on Sept 11 To hand over keys of flats to EWS, LIG allottees in Sec 63

PM to open new airport on Sept 11

To hand over keys of flats to EWS, LIG allottees in Sec 63

It’s official now. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in the city on September 11 to inaugurate the new terminal of the Chandigarh International Airport and hand over the keys of flats to allottees belonging to the economically weaker section (EWS) and the low income group (LIG) in the Sector 63 housing scheme of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB).
As part of his itinerary, the Prime Minister, who is visiting Chandigarh for the first time after the BJP came to power at the Centre, will also attend the convocation of the PGI here.
Beginning 10 am, the Prime Minister, after landing at the airport, will first go to the PGI, then visit the CHB project in Sector 63 and will later inaugurate the new terminal at the airport.
Officials in the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said they were ready with the facility, constructed at a cost of Rs 475 crore. The inauguration would pave the way for starting domestic and international flights from the new terminal, they said.
Once fully functional, the AAI plans to shift the operations of domestic flights from the existing domestic building to the new terminal, that has been segregated into two parts, domestic and international. The departure facility has been planned on the first floor and the arrival facility on the ground floor on the pattern of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Sources said initially domestic operations would be stated from the new terminal. Following clearance from the Ministry of Defence, the schedule of flights to Dubai by two airlines is likely to be finalised by the Aviation Ministry.
The CHB authorities have speeded up work on the Sector 63 housing project. CHB Chairman Maninder Singh said an 11 kV high tension electricity line to supply power the 2,108 flats constructed under the housing scheme would be set up before the Prime Minister’s visit.