iPhone 6S Release Date, Rumors, Price, Specs in Details

As you probably well know, the ‘S’ version of the iPhone normally comes with a smattering of minor upgrades. That may not be the case with the iPhone 6S though — and based on what’s being said so far, it is going to make many key improvements across the board.

The probable features that are going to be included are so amazing that many are wondering whether Apple may be ‘skipping’ the 6S entirely and moving straight to the iPhone 7.

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Current iPhone 6
Current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6S Release Date

While Apple has not officially announced a release date for the iPhone 6S, a leak from Vodafone just hours prior to WWDC 2015 has implicated the 25th of September 2015.

A thing to note is that the last 3 iPhone releases have all taken place in September, so the date is extremely plausible.

Related: Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2015

Force Touch Display

Update (June 28th 2015): Some reliable source has reported that Apple has started the production of iPhone with Force Touch display.

If the rumors are true, the 6S will come be the first iPhone to come with the Force Touch display that Apple pioneered on its latest Macbooks and Apple Watch.

For those who are unfamiliar with this feature, it essentially senses the amount of force exerted on the screen. In other words, a ‘soft tap’ could produce a different result from a ‘hard press’.

Related: How Force Touch Could Transform the Way You Use Your iPhone

In 2013, iPhone 6 Plus was titled the ‘best smartphone display‘.

Stronger Case and Rose Gold Option

After the (now infamous) bendgate incident it looks like Apple has decided to strengthen its new iPhone with ‘7000 Series aluminum’ cases — the same as what the Apple Watch uses.

Also read: All You Need to Know about Apple Watch

Rose gold Apple Watch
Rose gold Apple Watch with Series 7000 aluminum

Also the option for a rose gold case is almost assured, and it is also suggested that the colors will be closer to that of the Apple Watch in general (i.e. expect a darker version of space grey and a more yellow version of gold too).

New A9 Processor and 2 GB RAM

While the iPhone 6 has been a stunning success, there is no denying that it was lagging behind most other flagship phones in terms of sheer power.

That should be fixed now though — with a new A9 processor as well as 2 GB of RAM.

‘Just 2 GB?’, you might ask. Don’t forget that iPhone 6 — which has only 1 GB of RAM — beat HTC One M8 and Galaxy S5 with both withstanding 2 GB of RAM, which is double.

Hence, it’s unlikely that Apple would equip iPhone 6S with 3 GB of RAM.

Better Camera for both Front and Rear

Another area that will be significantly upgraded are the front and rear cameras. The most reliable information seems to suggest that a 12 MP rear sensor is likely, along with an accompanying rear microphone to better record audio for videos.

At WWDC 2015, the iOS 9 code indicated that the front camera will come with a flash and be able to record 1080p video at 60 fps or record slow motion at 240 fps.

Aside from that, there are numerous other changes on the cards, including:

  • Slightly larger size and profile due to the inclusion of Force Touch
  • Improvements to Touch ID
  • Rolled out with iOS 9
  • Gesture control support
  • Premium limited editions with sapphire cover lenses

Of course, until the official announcement all of this is subject to change. Suffice to say however, the 6S is certainly turning out to be a version worthy of anticipation — and may even ‘morph’ into the 7 due to the sheer scope of upgrades that are headed its way.

Design

We reported that the next generation iPhone will ditch the physical Home Button. The iPhone 6S is reported to be about 0.15mm longer and 0.2mm thicker to include new technologies.

iPhone without the Home Button
iPhone concept (without the Home Button)

The iPhone 6S could also be available in ‘Rose Gold’ color option in addition to its previous Space Gray, Gold and Black options.

So what do you think? Is this going to be the 6S or 7, and will all these features make it to the manufacturing line or will some be axed?

iPhone 6S internal design

The reputed Apple blog, 9to5Mac, reports that the iPhone 6S will has similar design as the current iPhone 6.

Check out the ‘leaked’ photos of iPhone 6S below.

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Next iPhone To Ditch Physical Home Button, and Here’s How it Might Look Like

In past six generations of Apple’s iPhone we have seen several changes, but the physical home button remained the same, always. Now, we are just couple of months away from the next version of this flagship mobile, it is rumored wildly this too will be changed to a digital version.

It is said the iDevice giant is thinking over ditching the physical home button in its upcoming iPhone and it will be replaced with a new digital option.

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Tech website DigiTimes writes Apple is working on a new “touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions for its iPhones.

It adds further integrated fingerprint sensors would be added with the new chips and this will allow the company to design its future smartphones without a home button.

The Taiwanese website also writes the new integrated design to help Apple in coming up with ultra-thin and ultra-narrow phones by ditching the home button.

The fingerprint sensor would be integrated with the new chip

According to AppleInsider, the company is also looking ahead to make the chip in-house as it has custom designed the A-series processors used in the iPads and iPhones.

These reports may be just rumors, but it is not to forget the iDevice giant had done major research in fingerprint sensor technology in 2012 after the acquisition of AuthenTec. In 2013 the company unveiled Touch ID in its iPhone 5s.

Here’s how the upcoming iPhone would look like without the Home Button:

iPhone without the Home Button
iPhone without the Home Button

Well, lets hope Apple comes up with the best ever technology in its next-gen iPhone, probably to be dubbed as iPhone 7.

Do share you own views about the ditching of home button with us and fellow readers in the below given comment box.

Apple iWatch Release Planned For Q3 2014; Includes UV Light Exposure Sensor

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Taiwan’s Economic Daily News reports that the Apple iWatch Release is planned for Q3, 2014. The iOS enabled device comes with a UV exposure sensor to monitor heart/pulse rate and blood oximetry levels.

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iPhone 6 Rumors Claim The Possibility Of Temperature, Humidity And Pressure Sensors

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The latest iPhone 6 rumors claim the possibility of various environment sensors including temperature, humidity and pressure sensors in the phone. The news was told by Sun Chang Xu, an electronics analyst on her Weibo account.

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Apple Rumored To Release 4.7 Inch And 5.6 Inch Phones Without iPhone Branding

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Apple is rumored to release two new phones this year of 4.7 inch and 5.6 inches displays. The Taiwanese report claims these new phones will be experimental in nature and will not be branded under iPhone.

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Microsoft Plans To Release Office On iPad Before Its’ Windows 8 Store Port

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Microsoft correspondent Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft is planning to debut Microsoft Office on iPad and that too, before its launch on the Windows 8 platform. Office 365 paid subscription will be required on the iPad to get the full functionalities the ZDNet report says.

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Apple Working On ‘New Product Categories’, Says CEO Tim Cook

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In a recent interview in the Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook says they’re planning to introduce new product categories under the brand name Apple. Any “reasonable” person can see that the upcoming “Really Great Stuff” will belong to new product categories, he reported. Their interest in wearable devices and mobile payment systems supports this fact.

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Apple Planning Pressure-Sensitive iPhone Touchscreen

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a new patent titled “Gesture and touch input detection through force sensing” that details on a pressure-sensitive iPhone touchscreen. The patent involves working of force sensors with iPhone and possibly iPad touchscreen to detect pressure as input.

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