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iPhone 6S and 6S Plus - Rumour Round Up
Plenty of leaks have emerged in the last week alluding to what we can expect to see from the iPhone 6S. It's been almost 10 months since the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus made their debut so a new iPhone from Apple is eagerly awaited. Let's take a look at the latest rumours.
It's thought that we could see a September launch for the iPhone 6S, a popular month with Apple for releasing new smartphones. Our money is on September 25th with pre-orders being taken around a week or so beforehand.
We're expecting at least two iPhone 6S versions with similar sized displays to the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, that is 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches respectively. There have been some reports regarding a mini sized iPhone possibly with a 4-inch display but we're not sure if this one will come to fruition.
It's thought that the iPhone 6S will feature a 1080p resolution display for the 4.7-inch model with the iPhone 6S Plus boasting a 2K display. Design-wise, leaked images suggest that the design will be similar to the iPhone 6 although Apple may go with a different type of aluminium for the frame called Series 7000 aluminium which is said to be 60 per cent stronger. We could also see a slightly thicker handset measuring 7.1mm compared to 6.9mm for the iPhone 6.
We could see a significant revamp to the camera specs on the iPhone 6S with a 12-megapixel camera being suggested for the rear, this is a jump from the 8-megapixel on the iPhone 6. There's speculation that the more powerful 12-megapixel camera will be capable of shooting video in 4K which is also a step up from 1080p recording on the iPhone 6.
On the inside, reports indicate that Apple will upgrade the processor inside the iPhone 6S to a new and more efficient A9 chip which is thought to be smaller in size, 20% more powerful and will use 35% less power than it's predecessor the A8 chip. Apple could also be looking to up the RAM on their new smartphone with 2GB of RAM expected for the 6S handset.
There have been significant rumours that Apple will move the Touch ID fingerprint sensor away from the home button and onto the display. Apple Pay goes live in the UK very soon so it's likely that all iPhones will now feature Touch ID. The iPhone 6S will also come with upgraded software with the new iOS9 operating system. See earlier blogs for more in depth detail but essentially it will include a better and more efficient Siri, a useful low-power mode, more intelligent Caller ID and a new News app as well as a revamped Notes app and improved search functionality.
We're already getting excited. Are you?