We are all very much aware about the new much talked about iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus which was launched recently in the United States.
While the new iPhone comes with a much similar design, it also boasts a couple of few features which are said to be new in the Apple lineage.
However, many of the such new features in iPhone 6S and 6S Plus have apparently been seen already in many smartphones earlier.
Here is a list of 5 such features which actually look to have been borrowed from others.
1. 3D Touch
3D Touch is something that Apple is boasting about a lot recently which allows users to perform different actions based on the pressure of their touch on the display screen. Suppose, for example, if you touch a little deeper, an advanced menu would open up and if you simply tap lightly on the screen, the app itself would open up. While this feature is in the talks for quite a time now, we recently saw a similar force based touch feature on the Huawei Mate S which was launched at IFA 2015.
2. Live Photo
iPhone 6S comes with a new camera trick where in the smartphone camera actually captures a little before and after you click on the 'Capture' button. This means that it looks more like an animated image or to express it in more simpler words, the output may be much like a GIF image. However, if you recall, the feature has been always there on Microsoft's Lumia phones as 'Living Image'. Also, the feature has been long known in HTC smartphones as HTC Zoe which captures 3.6 seconds snippets and 20 photos with 6 frames per second.
3. 4K Video Recording
4K video recording is as we all know the latest trends that's catching up with smartphone owners and definitely, iPhone 6S is not the first smartphone capable of recording in 4K. However, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are the first devices to have this feature in an Apple lineage. But, if we look at a couple of flagship Android phones like Sony Xperia Z3 andLG G3 supported this feature as early as 2014. Also, the recently launched Sony Xperia Z5 Premium supports 4K video recording.
4. Retina Flash
While new Apple iPhones come with 5 MP front camera for better selfies, they do lack in a front flash. However, with the iPhone 6S, Apple has come up with a solution to snap selfies at dark by making screen three times brighter. This acts much like a flash while clicking a selfie. After the photo is taken, the display brightness comes back to normal. This is what Apple calls as Retina Flash. However, this is not a new feature. There have been many apps for Android smartphones like Front Flash which work in almost similar way - setting the screen brightness to maximum and capturing the selfie.
5. Aerospace Grade Aluminium
Why iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are said to be made using a new 7000 series of Aluminium material that is aerospace industry graded. However, this is not the first time the aerospace-grade aluminium is being in a smartphone. Many companies have been using this for quite a while now, especially the Chinese companies like CoolPad. The recent Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge flagship phones are known to have used the aerospace-grade aluminium material.