KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a decent track record when it comes to Apple predictions, is back with some exciting information about the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. In addition to Force Touch technology, the devices are expected to have faster CPUs, more RAM, and better cameras.
As previous reports have promised, Force Touch will be a big selling point for Apple’s next-generation smartphones, Ming-Chi says. It will give users a new way to interact with the iPhone using the same technology that is featured in the Apple Watch, and the latest MacBooks.
Force Touch will also provide the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with an advantage over rival smartphones from the likes of Samsung, HTC, LG, and many others. But it won’t be the only big improvement that the new devices bring.
Ming-Chi claims Apple will also introduce its new A9 chipset, and finally double the iPhone’s RAM to 2GB. The Cupertino company is also expected to deliver new 12-megapixel rear-facing cameras, which could be the biggest camera upgrade we’ve seen since the iPhone 4s.
Apple is also going to address the “bendgate” problem with the 6s Plus, KGI reports, by using a new material. It does not specify what that material might be, but recent reports have suggested Apple will use the same 7000 series aluminum that is employed by the Apple Watch.
It’s thought there will also be a premium, more expensive 6s Plus model that will also boast a sapphire display. Last year’s iPhones were expected to have sapphire glass, but thanks to production problems that eventually forced GT Advanced, Apple’s supplier, to go bankrupt, it didn’t happen.
Other improvements for the next iPhones could include an even more accurate Touch ID sensor. Apple is expected to begin mass producing the devices in late August in time for a release this fall.
It’s not all good news, however. If you’re a fan of smaller iPhones, you’ll be disappointed to hear that KGI doesn’t expect Apple to release an updated 4-inch iPhone this year as earlier reports have promised. The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are to be the only models for 2015.[via G for Games]