Apple new 6S iPhones offer 4K videos but lacks onboard storage

Apple, Inc. released its new upgraded versions of 6S iPhones on September 9th, 2015. Apple iPad Pro- with 12.9 inches screen, iPad Mini 4, Apple TV and Apple Watch Hermes were also launched on the same day of the event which took place in San Francisco, California. And now the latest models- the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, come with a 12MP camera and can capture 4K video at 3840X2160 pixels.

However, the disappointment in this upgrade is that Apple did not increase the amount of internal storage capacity on its latest offering of smart phones, as both the new models continue to come with 16GB, 64GB or 128GB of NAND Flash memory capacity.

Earlier, Apple iPhone 6 iPhones released in 2014 were available in 8 megapixels. At 8 Million Pixels (MP) per frame, one minute of uncompressed 4K video too almost 5.3GB of storage. And on the latest model an hour of 4K recording will result in 318GB of storage capacity consumption.

The new iPhone 6S and 6S plus camera has a faster processing A9 chipset which offers live photos created through a fast burst of video recording before and after the actual image capture moment, as well as a snippet of Audio.

In the latest breed of iPhone 6 are being offered with 4K capabilities which is four times the resolution of 1080p.

The previous 8MP camera versions of Apple iPhone used to take 1080p video at up to 60 FPS and video recordings used to take up around 200MB of storage space for each minute of content, or about 12GB per hour.

Now, imagine how much the latest iPhone 6S and 6S plus will take at four times the previous resolution. May be 48GB per hour of video…….isn’t it?

On the other hand Samsung galaxy S5 launched last year offered a 4K video recording ability along with a 128GB internal memory which makes sense.

May be Apple gave a blind eye to the internal memory requirements and instead choose to slash its Apple iCloud storage rates which are now as follows-

Previously- 20 GB: $0.99 per month

200 GB: $3.99 per month

500 GB: $9.99 per month

1 TB: $19.99 per month

From September 9th, 2015 the new iCloud storage rates are-

50 GB: $0.99 per month

200 GB: $2.99 per month

1 TB: $9.99 per month

So, think wisely before investing or upgrading on the latest Apple iPhone 6S and 6S plus guys.

However, this suggestion implies only to those who are fanatic about selfies, pictures, or videos.

For normal mobile phone users, holding an Apple iPhone 6S or a 6S plus will give more dignity and add value to their lifestyle.


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