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Apple iPhone 6s (Mainland China/A1700) 16, 32, 64, 128 GB Specs

Identifiers: iPhone 6s - ML7D2CH/A* - iPhone8,1 - A1700 - 2946*

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Apple iPhone 6sPlease note that this A1700 iPhone 6s model is compatible with FDD-LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29; TD-LTE bands 38, 39, 40, and 41; and TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A), as well as the China-specific WCDMA "flavor" of UMTS, and GSM/EDGE and CDMA connectivity. It is intended for use within mainland China on China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom.

All iPhone 6s models have a 4.7" (diagonal) widescreen pressure-sensitive "3D Touch" LED-backlit 1334x750 native resolution (326 ppi) "Retina HD" display with "IPS technology and a taptic engine,", dual cameras -- a rear 12 megapixel, 4K "iSight" camera with 1.22 micron pixels, an f/2.2 aperture, and support for simultaneous 4K video and 8 megapixel still photography as well as a front 5 megapixel, 720p "FaceTime" camera.

The iPhone 6s uses a 7000 series aluminum housing and is available in four metallic color options -- "silver," which has a white glass front and a silver colored back; "gold," which has a white glass front and a gold colored back; "space" gray, which has a black glass front and a medium toned gray back; and "rose gold," which has a white glass front and a pink-tinted gold colored back (pictured). It also packs a second generation "Touch ID" fingerprint sensor embedded in the "home" button.

The iPhone 6s is powered by a 64-bit 1.85 GHz "Apple A9" processor and has 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of flash storage (16 GB and 64 GB options discontinued and 32 GB option introduced on September 7, 2016). It also supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, LTE (4G), and NFC for Apple Pay. It has a bottom-mounted headphone jack and uses a "Lightning" port to connect to a Mac, PC, dock, or power adapter.

Apple estimates that the iPhone 6s provides "up to" 50 hours of audio playback, 14 hours of talk time on 3G, 10 hours of Internet use on 3G, 10 hours of Internet use on LTE, 11 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi, 11 hours of video playback and "up to" 10 days of standby time.

Also see:

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September 9, 2015* N/A*
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

*This model was introduced on September 9, 2015, was available for pre-order on September 12, 2015, and was available for purchase on September 25, 2015. On September 7, 2016, Apple discontinued the 16 GB and 64 GB options and introduced a new entry-level 32 GB option.

Also see: All iPhone models introduced in 2015.
1 (2 Cores) 2985
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N/A N/A
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPhone8,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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2506 4346
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPhone8,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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1.8 GHz* Apple A9*
Details: *Apple officially reports that the iPhone 6s uses an "A9 chip with 64-bit architecture" as well as an "embedded M9 motion coprocessor" with an unspecified clockspeed, but third-party analysis has determined that it runs around 1.8 GHz. Furthermore, investigation from Chipworks determined that there actually are two different processors in use in the iPhone 6s. Some have a 14 nm Samsung-produced APL0898 processor and others have a 16 nm TSMC-produced APL1022 processor with slight variation in heat and battery life.

Also see: How fast are the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus compared to one another and earlier iPhone models?
2 GB* 16, 32, 64, 128 GB
Details: *Apple provides no official details regarding RAM used by the iPhone 6s. However, third-party software analysis has determined that it has 2 GB of onboard memory.

Also see: Is it possible to add external storage to the iPhone? How?
N/A* N/A*
Details: *Apple does not provide an official estimate for the number of songs, photos, and videos that the iPhone 6s models can hold, instead opting for just gigabytes.
Sync & Charge None
Details: The iPhone 6s models are capable of charging and syncing by USB via its Lightning connector. It does not offer a "disk mode" for file transfer.
USB Lightning, Headphone
Details: N/A
Handheld iPhone 6s
Details: N/A
Metallic* 3D Touch
Details: *The iPhone 6s models are available in four color choices -- "silver," which has a white glass front and a silver colored aluminum back; "gold," which has a white glass front and a gold colored aluminum back; "space gray," which has a black glass front and a medium toned gray aluminum back; and "rose gold," which has a white glass front and a pink-tinted gold aluminum back.
4.7" Color 1334x750 (326 ppi)
Details: The iPhone 6s models have a 4.7" (diagonal) widescreen LED-backlit "Retina HD display with 3D Touch" with a 1334x750 native resolution at 326 ppi and "ion-strengthened" glass cover. Apple also reports a 1400:1 typical contrast ratio, 500 cd/m2 max brightness, "full sRGB" standard support, and "dual-domain pixels for wide viewing angles".
802.11a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO)* 4.2
Details: *Apple notes that the iPhone 6s models support 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with MIMO as well as Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC.

This specific iPhone 6s -- the A1700 model intended for use in mainland China -- supports "FDD-LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29); TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41); TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A); CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS(WCDMA)/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); [and] GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)."
GSM/CDMA/LTE* 12.0 Megapixels**
Details: *This A1700 iPhone 6s intended for use in mainland China supports "FDD-LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29); TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41); TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A); CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS(WCDMA)/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); [and] GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)."

**The iPhone 6s models have dual cameras. The rear 12 megapixel "iSight" camera has 1.22 micron pixels and a f/2.2 aperture and supports 4K video recording (3840x2160 at 30 fps as well as 1080p HD video at 30 fps or 60 fps or 720p HD video at 30 fps. Apple also boasts that it can take 8 megapixel still photos while recording 4K video.

The front "FaceTime HD" camera has an f/2.2 aperture and takes 5 megapixel photos and 720p HD video. It also has a "Retina Flash" function.
Lithium Ion 50 Hours
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14 Hours* 250 Hours
Details: *Apple reports that the iPhone 6s provides "up to" 50 hours of audio playback, 14 hours of talk time on 3G, 10 hours of Internet use on 3G, 10 hours of Internet use on LTE, 11 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi, 11 hours of HD video playback and up to 10 days of standby time.

Also see: Why does my iPhone run out of power so quickly? How can I conserve battery life?
ML7D2CH/A* iPhone 6s
Details: *ML7D2CH/A refers to this model with 16 GB of storage in silver. Silver with 64 GB and 128 GB of storage are ML7H2CH/A and ML7M2CH/A. Gold with 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB of storage are ML7E2CH/A, ML7J2CH/A, and ML7N2CH/A. Space Gray with 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB of storage are ML7C2CH/A, ML7G2CH/A, and ML7L2CH/A. Rose Gold with 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB of storage are ML7F2CH/A, ML7K2CH/A, and ML7P2CH/A.

The 32 GB configurations introduced on September 7, 2016, are order numbers MN262CH/A, MN272CH/A, MN252CH/A, and MN282CH/A, in Silver, Gold, Space Gray, and Rose Gold, respectively.
A1700 (EMC 2946*) iPhone8,1
Details: The A1700 Model Number is unique to this specific model, but the Model Identifier is not.

*The EMC number is not externally listed on the device so it cannot be used readily for identification.

Also see: All iPhones with the A1700 Model Number, the 2946* EMC Number, and the iPhone8,1 Model Identifier.
iOS 9.0.1 (13A405) Current
Details: This model is fully supported by the last version of iOS 9. It is fully supported by the current version of iOS 10, as well.

Also see: Which iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models support iOS 10? Do some models "partially" support iOS 10? Which ones?
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28* 5.04 oz. (143 g)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm).
OS X 10.7.5* Windows 7*
Details: *Apple reports that the iPhone 6s, if syncing with iTunes is desired, is compatible with a Mac running OS X 10.7.5 or later or a Windows PC running Windows 7 or later and iTunes 12.3 or later.
Apple reports that the iPhone 6s supports "AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."
Apple does not formally specify photo formats for the iPhone 6s. However, it can sync photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats, from iTunes and iCloud.
Apple reports that the iPhone 6s supports "H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format."

It also supports AirPlay Mirroring and video out to the Apple TV 2nd Gen or later as well as video mirroring and video out "up to" 1080p through the Lightning Digital AV Adapter and the Lightning to VGA Adapter.
Ships with "Apple EarPods [headphones] with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB cable, [and] a USB power adapter."

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N/A* N/A**
Details: *This model is not sold in the United States. It originally was available in China, unlocked and contract free, for RMB 5,288, 6,088, and 6,888, with 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB of storage, respectively.

**On September 7, 2016, Apple changed the lineup to have 32 GB or 128 GB capacity options available for as little as RMB 382 or RMB 449 per month or RMB 4,588 or RMB 5,388 unlocked and contract-free, respectively.

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