KGI analyst confirms base model of new iPhones will come with 16GB storage space; no sapphire lens for the rear camera

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In his latest note issued to investors, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple will continue to offer the upcoming iPhones in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage variants. 

With the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus reported to come with a 12MP camera and capable of recording 4K resolution videos, the base model of the iPhone coming with only 16GB storage will not go down well with many potential customers of the handset.

Many previous reports and leaks have also claimed that the new iPhone — due to be unveiled on Sept. 9 — will come with 16GB of base storage, so this claim from analyst Kuo should not really come as a surprise.

Kuo also claims that the new iPhones will come with a 5MP front-facing FaceTime camera, Force Touch display, a new rose gold color option, and an upgraded Touch ID sensor. He further states that the iPhones entered into mass production in mid-August after a slight delay to due some manufacturing issues with the Force Touch sensor and the new Series 7000 aluminium casing.

Surprisingly, the analyst also claims that Apple will be dropping the sapphire cover lens for the 12MP rear camera, as it failed to pass the drop test. Apple has used a sapphire lens cover for the rear camera on the iPhone since the last few years, so this move from it will be quite unexpected.

Lastly, the analyst notes that if Force Touch fails to attract consumers, the sales of the new iPhones will end up flattening or be slightly lower than the 73 million units Apple sold in Q4, 2014.

[Via 9t05Mac]