Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are likely to be a substantial upgrade from the iPhone 6, with more improvements than we’ve previously seen in interim updates – reportedly including Force Touch, a new rose gold finish and 2GB of RAM.
Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst from KGI securities with an impressive track record of correctly predicting upcoming product specs, has issued a research note explaining his predictions for the new devices.
Apparently the inclusion of Force Touch – already seen in the Apple Watch and the latest MacBook – will be the big selling point of the new models, but could also cause delays in the supply chain. The pressure-sensing, haptic-feedback-providing technology could “enhance user experience due to more input methods and support of handwritten signatures”.
Contrary to previous rumors, Kuo doesn’t believe we will see the possible iPhone 6C this year, or indeed any other 4″ model. The two available handsets – likely named the 6S and 6S Plus – will remain the same sizes as the current generation: 4.7″ and 5.5″.
We may see a new color option though: Rose Gold, to match the premium Apple Watch Edition. The implication is that this could be made from actual gold, unlike the ‘gold’ colored MacBooks and iPhones already available.
Kuo also claims that we will also see some much-improved technical specs in the new iPhones: a big pixel upgrade for the camera to 12MP, the new A9 processing chip used in the iPad Air 2, and an upgrade to 2GB of system RAM – twice what is used in the current models.
We can also expect general enhancements to microphone voice quality and Touch ID, support for gesture control, and casing improvements to combat the infamous ‘bending issue‘.
While Kuo’s predictions have generally been fairly accurate, until we get some official news from Apple it’s worth taking these rumors with a pinch of salt. Roll on WWDC!
Force Touch, Rose Gold, 12MP Camera? #iPhone 6S predictions from an analyst who’s usually bang on the money: http://t.co/hXKaopg7ML
— TapSmart (@TapSmart) May 13, 2015