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Things We Know So Far about The Next iPhone

WRITTEN BY Tina Aug 7, 2015

Apple is going to reveal the next iPhone in the coming September. Whether you are a big fan of iPhone or not, people around you have being crazy about the rumors of this new iPhone. Now, let’s look deep into all the rumored iPhone 6s features one by one.

1.Two Models: iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

The next iPhone will be available in the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models that are currently available in iPhone 6. Foxconn and Pegatron may handle the production of iPhone 6. Hon Hai Precision Industry will control more than half of iPhone 6s orders while Pegatron will handle 25% to 30% of iPhone 6s orders.

iphone 6s and iphone 6s plus

2.Stronger Body

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the size of the new iPhone will be much bigger than the current size of iPhone 6. And Apple may also employ the use of stronger 7000 series aluminum in the next iPhone. If this is true, then the body of the new iPhone will be 60% harder than before while the employ of the stiff material could also strengthen the iPhone body. But that makes the CNC processing of the shell much more complicated.

iphone 6s stronger body

3.Force Touch

Force touch is a significant feature added to Apple’s new device after Multi-Touch. And Force Touch is already successfully available in Macbook and Apple Watch, and Apple may plan to bring Force Touch to the iPhone 6s. It is said that Force Touch allows users to perform different actions according to the pressure they tap on the screen-to display functional options, access to messages or create Calendar event or listen to music.

force touch

4.12-Megapixel Camera

Just like iPhone 6, the camera of the new iPhone is upgraded from 8 MP to 12 MP with a new RCBW sensor which supports red, green, blue and white light. Besides, developers also found a code “[CAMCaptureCapabilitiesisFront1080p120Suppored]”in the file “CAMCaputreCapabilities” in iOS 9. The code could mean that the front camera of iPhone 6s can shot 1080P video with 720 p resolution, 240 fps shot speed and panorama. Then the front camera of iPhone 6 is only able to shot 1.2 MP photos and 720 P videos.

iphone 6s camera

5.A9 Processor

It is reported that Apple’s iPhone 6s is expected to come with an A9 chip which is mainly designed for making a longer battery life. But some sources said that the A9 processor works not as well as it is expected although it is made of FinFET technology. But the new iPad will be loaded with A9X processor which has much more impressive performance compared to A9.

a9 processor


Now iPhone 6 has three options 16GB, 64GB and 128 GB leaving for its customers to choose. But resources from Foxconn claimed that there is no 16GB option in the coming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Different from iPhone 6, the new iPhone will have 32GB, 64 GB and 128GB models. If iPhone 6s is loaded with a 12 MP camera, the 16 GB storage option for the iPhone 6s may not be enough for the users. Because of the decreasing price of the chip, it won’t cost too much for Apple to use the 32GB storage. And others think that there still will be the 16 GB storage option for the iPhone 6s.

gold iphone

7.Faster LTE Network

According to 9to5Mac ‘s report, the next-gen iPhone will use Qualcomm’s MDM9635M chip which is also called “Gobi 9x35” to increase the network efficiency and speed. Compared with the 9X25 chip of iPhone 6 and 9X35 chip of iPhone 6 Plus, the LTE network has a double download speed which is compatible with networks including DC-HSPA,EVDO Rev.B, CDMA 1x, GSM and TD-SCDMA.

8.New NFC Chip

iPhone 6s will continue to use NXP’s NFC chip but the model is upgraded from 65V10 used in iPhone 6 to 66VP2. So far we know little about the difference between 66VP2 and 65VP2, but some said that a security processor is added into 66 VP2 in order to lower the independence for other chips. Apple had loaded the NFC chip on iPhone for ApplePay for the first time, but the 65V10 chip was produced in 2012. So it is quite a time for Apple to upgrade the NFC chip.

new nfc chip

9.Rose Gold Color Option

Apple will introduce a Rose Gold color option along with its current lineup of Space Gray, Silver and Gold iPhones. The Rose Gold iPhone 6s is designed for female. And KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the size of the new iPhone will change for a bit and the new Rose Gold color is added to follow the colors of Apple Watch. Additionally, Apple was mentioned about the Pink iPod touch and Pink iPhone 5c but they never come out. Now the Rose Gold iPhone model might be popular among the female users.

10.Release Date

It is likely that Apple will unveil the iPhone 6s on September 8 this year and it will be available for customers one week after it is released, which is September 11. However, because September 11 is the anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks in the U.S., Apple will not unveil the iPhone 6s until September 18. Foxconn and Pegatron are the main producers of iPhone, and Apple would like them to produce 90 million of iPhones before December 31 this year. Unlike this year, Apple has placed order for 70 million to 80 million of iPhones from its producers last year.

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