Alleged iPhone 6s prototype surfaces in new photos; slightly thicker than iPhone 6

iPhone 6s Prototype

Chinese website, M.I.C Gadget has published photos which it claims are of the iPhone 6s prototype. They claim that they’ve got the pictures from Foxconn employees.

The photos show the front view of the prototype, so it is difficult to figure out the difference between iPhone 6s and iPhone 6. M.I.C Gadget however claims the device is 7.1 mm thick, which is slightly thicker than iPhone 6 (6.9 mm).

iPhone 6s Prototype - Touch ID

But there have been rumors that iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will feature Force Touch technology, which was first introduced in Apple Watch, so they’re expected to be slightly thicker and bigger than iPhone 6.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who has a good track record when it comes to Apple-related product rumors also expects iPhone 6s to be slightly thicker and bigger than the current generation iPhone due to the inclusion of Force Touch technology in the display. Kuo expects iPhone 6s to be wider and taller by 0.15 mm than the iPhone 6 and thicker by 0.2mm. It is unclear if iPhone 6s Plus will also see a similar increase in dimensions or not.

Besides Force Touch, the next-generation iPhones are expected to come with a faster A9 chip, 2GB RAM, a 12-megapixel rear iSight camera and a 5-megapixel front facing FaceTime camera. Apple may also use the 7000 Series aluminium on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to avoid the negative publicity they received over the iPhone 6 Plus bendgate controversy. The company had used this material on the Apple Watch Sport model first, and claims that it is 60 percent stronger than aluminium used in most smartphones today. Apple could also launch a rose gold-colored iPhones this year.

Apple is widely expected to unveil iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus at a media event in September. Last week a report claimed that Apple may also unveil the long overdue next generation Apple TV with a touch-based remote at the same event.

[via M.I.C Gadget]