The iPhone 6S, the latest version of Apple’s iPhone, won’t start mass production until mid-August, however, a man named Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for KGI securities, has gotten the scoop on the new iPhone 6S, and he’s spilling the beans. Kuo’s leaks about past iPhone versions have been spot on, so investors listened eagerly recently when Kuo told them about the new features coming with the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.
The first big feature of the new iPhone 6S will be what Apple calls Force Touch. Force Touch is already a feature on the Apple Watch and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, but this is the first time the feature will come to the iPhone. Adding more input methods in addition to gesture, long press, and swipe commands, Force Touch will aid the 6S in providing more support for handwritten signatures, a feature that iPhone users have been requesting.
The iPhone 6S will unveil Apple’s new operating system, iOS9. By Kuo’s accounts, iOS9 will primarily polish iOS8, with an attention to improving speed, security and stability. The biggest change for the next iPhone, however, may be that it will move to 2GB of RAM. Many insiders are now wondering if the RAM upgrade means that the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S plus might use all that power to offer a dynamic toggle between slow motion, full speed and time-lapse video recording, burst photography and more advanced game modes in conjunction with the new Force Touch. There are also rumors of an option on the iPhone 6S to utilize true split-window multitasking, something that would be easier with the increased RAM.
In what might seem a disappointment to many iPhone users, the new iPhone 6S wont’ be available in a four-inch size as many had hoped. The only options for the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S plus will be the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch sizes. The resolution will be the same as the iPhone 6.
Touch ID will be improved in the new iPhone 6S, which is clearly an effort by Apple to increase the number of users that utilize Apple Pay. Gesture support will also be included in the new iPhone.
Aesthetically, the new iPhone 6s will feature a new case color edition. The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will both be available in rose gold, a color that will match the recently introduced, popular rose gold-colored Apple Watch.
Kuo said that there will be a major upgrade to the camera with the iPhone 6S. The iPhone camera has remained essentially static for the last three iPhone generations, so the iPhone 6S camera upgrade will be a welcome new feature. The pixel upgrade on the new iPhone 6S will likely be to 12 megapixels, something that will keep the iPhone relative – and possibly surpass – such smartphone models as the Galaxy S6 and the LG G4. Additionally, Kuo stated that if drop test issues can be resolved before production commences, a limited number of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6S models will offer a sapphire cover lens.
A new microphone will be added to the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus near the speaker to enhance voice quality when using the phone.
To get super techy, the internal design of the iPhone has reportedly been changed for the better in an attempt to improve what has been termed the “bending issue” in past iPhones. Overall performance in the iPhone 6S will be improved dramatically with the new A9 chipset. The A9, in conjunction with the increased RAMwill most likely make the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus the easiest multitasker yet when it comes to Apples iPhones.
What do you think of the new features coming with the iPhone6S and iPhone 6S Plus? What features do you wish were included with the new iPhone 6S?
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