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Apple iPhone 6S: Same phone, another day, but TOTALLY DIFFERENT

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Also touted with the 6S was the introduction of "3D Touch," a new gesture system capable of recognizing how much force one applies to the screen and the duration of a touch. Apple execs said the new options will allow users to perform "peek" functions within apps to pull up extra information or share stuff across multiple applications.

Hold your thumb down harder and for longer, and this will trigger different menus and options to appear in apps – such as bringing up messages from a friend or something.

Touch ID has also been updated to recognize user thumbprints twice as fast when unlocking the handset.

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The 6S and 6S Plus will be sold in four color options: silver, gold, space gray, and rose gold. Apple will offer unlocked handsets as well as carrier-subsidized options and a new "iPhone Upgrade" plan where users pay Apple a monthly fee (starting at $32) to receive the newest model every year.

In announcing the iPhone line's increment step, Apple also revealed a price drop for older handsets. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will see their respective prices drop by $100, while the iPhone 5S will be sold as the entry-level option, with some carriers giving away the handset for free with a two-year contract.

Apple said it will begin pre-sales for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus on September 12 and retail launch will take place September 25. In between, Apple will post the iOS 9 update on September 16. ®

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