“KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today provided more information on the launch of the next series of iPhones, the so-called ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus,’ noting that mass production on the smartphone line will begin in late August.”
Mac Rumors goes on to note that the production ramp-up comes one to two weeks later than originally expected, but this shouldn’t affect Apple’s launch plans. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will likely be released in mid-September. According to the Telegraph, the new iPhone 6s (and 6s Plus) will have a new feature similar to some of Apple’s other new products.
“The Taptic Engine and Force Touch from the new MacBook and Apple Watch are rumoured to be making an appearance on the new iPhone, giving users new ways of interacting with their handset. Force Touch detects how hard the user is pressing and allows different actions to be carried out accordingly.”
The Telegraph goes on to give an example of how Force Touch may work: The harder you press the fast-forward button on the video player, the more the video skips. Besides having Force Touch, the iPhone 6s is said to also have a DSLR-quality digital camera. Fox News talks about the possible camera upgrade.
“Apple never misses an opportunity to improve the iPhone’s camera. The rear camera may jump from the current 8 megapixels to 12 megapixels. The front camera could also be upgraded. But the larger point is that the iPhone’s camera continues to make standalone DSLR cameras less and less relevant.”
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will come out right after Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 5. According to Engadget, the update to the Galaxy Note will be evolutionary, not revolutionary. They believe that Samsung’s new device will still have a 5.7-inch quad HD display and 16MP rear camera. The Galaxy Note 5 could have 32GB, 64GB, and even 128GB storage options.
The previous two Galaxy Note units have been able to shoot 4K Ultra-HD videos. It is not known whether or not Apple’s latest iPhone units will be able to do the same. However, due to the increased popularity of 4K televisions and videos, Apple fans are hoping the new iPhone will get with the times. People are also hoping the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be able to shoot videos with stereo sound. Whether or not Apple adds these features, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are guaranteed sales blockbusters due to the Apple brand.
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