Nine months have passed since the launch of the iPhone 6 and its bigger sibling, and although we’ve heard a number of rumours about the upcoming iPhone 6s, there haven’t exactly been any major leaks about the device. Until yesterday, that is.
According to a report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (KGI Securities), there are 11 key features that will make iPhone 6s and 6s Plus better than their predecessors, once they launch in September. AppleInsider managed to get a copy of Kuo’s report, and here’s what we’ve learned.
- The most important feature of both the iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus will be Force Touch, which debuted on the MacBook 12”. Kuo believes that this will be the no. 1 selling feature for the iPhone 6s. What Force Touch does is make the trackpad pressure-sensitive – this means that your tablet or phone responds differently, based on how you press on its surface. Force Touch will offer more input methods and support for handwritten signatures.
- Screen size will remain unchanged – the iPhone 6s and 6s will boast 4.7” and 5.5” screens respectively, with the same resolution as existing models. No 4” models will launch this year.
- The phones will be available in a new colour: rose gold. Probably to match the Apple Watch Edition in the same tones.
- Expect to see Apple’s A9 processor in the two devices, as well as 2GB of RAM, a new microphone near the speaker, and an improved 12-megapixel camera.
- Say goodbye to bending issues! Apple will use different materials for its phones, and will make some changes when it comes to internal mechanical design.
- The 5.5” model could arrive with sapphire cover lens, but in limited numbers.
- Touch ID’s recognition rate will be improved, and the handsets will support gesture control.
- The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will enter mass production either in mid or late August, and 80-90 million handsets are expected to be sold in 2015. It’s predicted that the 4.7” version will outnumber is big brother – 2:1.
There’s still four more months to go until the official debut of the 6s duo, so bear in mind that all of this could easily change in the meantime.0