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Apple’s new iPhones hit store shelves


  • People queued up to buy Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus smartphones
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SAN JOSE, Calif. » The new iPhones hit store shelves Friday morning.

Consumers were able to buy the latest models of Apple’s smartphone, the iPhone 6s and the jumbo-sized iPhone 6s Plus, at the company’s retail stores. They were also able to find them at the stores of the major wireless carriers and some other major electronics retailers.

The key feature of the new models, which share the same size and shape as last year’s versions, is something Apple calls 3D Touch. The feature can recognize how hard users are pressing on the devices’ screens and display different kinds of information for different presses.

The new phones also feature more powerful cameras and a faster processor than last year’s models. The rear camera in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus has a 12-megapixel resolution, up from 8 megapixels previously.

The iPhone 6s starts at $650 without a contract. The iPhone 6s Plus starts at $750 without a contract.

Last year’s models were the first-ever large screen iPhones and sold in record numbers. Financial analysts who follow the company generally expect the growth in the Apple’s iPhones sales to fall from its recent torrid pace.

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