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The iPhone 6S – What We Know so Far

iPhone-6SThere have been a lot of rumours and speculation circulating about the upcoming iPhone 6S. If previous years are anything to go by then we could be looking at the iPhone 6S launching in September this year, so we thought it was about time we rounded up the rumours so far.

Reports online suggest that there may be more that one variation of the iPhone 6S smartphone. Apple may decide to release two handsets like they did last September when the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus made their debut. If this is the case then the indications are that they will be similar in design, style and size to the 6 and 6 Plus with a 4.7-inch display for the former and a 5.5-inch display for latter. There may be a few tweaks, it’s rumoured that a stronger aluminium used in the build of the Apple Watch could be used and the iPhone 6S may be 0.2mm thicker at 7.1mm that its predecessors. Reports also suggest that Apple will be relocating its Touch ID sensor from the home button and perhaps incorporating it somewhere within the display so that they can expand Apple Pay to older iPhones.

Usually when Apple unveil a ‘S’ model of a smartphone, there are some upgrades to the original model and the iPhone 6S looks to be no exception. It’s thought that the 6S will come with a powerful 12-megapixel camera on the rear, an upgrade from the current 8-megapixel snapper featured on the iPhone 6. It’s also rumoured that it will have the capability to record video in 4K compared to 1080p.

The interior of the forthcoming iPhone 6S will also be improved. There’s speculation that Apple have developed a new A9 processor chip which will replace its current A8 chip. The A9 chip is said to be smaller and more efficient boasting 20 per cent more power and will be less of a drain on the battery as it uses 35 per cent less power. The current 1GB of RAM which Apple have used on the iPhone 6 is also likely to be doubled to at least 2GB.

With regard to software, Apple’s new operating system iOS9 is expected to launch at the same time as the next iPhone. We have a previous blog dedicated to the exciting new features of iOS9 which can be found here. The revamped iOS9 will come with a more efficient and accurate Siri, a much needed ‘low-power’ mode which alongside the new A9 chip should see a much better battery life, a new ‘News’ app, improved Caller ID, better search features and an overhauled Notes App.

We’ll keep you updated on the latest iPhone 6S news over the next few months.

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