9.9.2015 is going to be a big day for both Apple and its followers, yet again. It will be the day when, after a long wait and a lot of speculation, Apple fans will finally get the next generation of Apple’s proprietary flagship smartphones. The new devices, expected to be called the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus, have gathered a lot of attention over the last few months and we’ve had a fair amount of rumours milling around about these superphones.
Some of these rumours were disregarded by the Cupertino, some confirmed to be true but most were just left for the final day. Anyhow, both the new Apple phones are going to be exciting smartphones and they will surely be worth looking forward to. Let’s now discuss what we know about the new phones and what we can expect from them.
The most obvious thing you could expect on a new handset which is a successor to a previous year build is a bump in the processor department. The same goes with everyone’s favourite smartphone, the iPhone.
The latest iterations of the iPhone are to ship with the new Apple A9 processor on board, which is expected to be significantly faster than the A8 chip in the iPhone 6. The phones will also come with an increased 2 GB of RAM, which is always good news.
The bumps in the engine of the phones will be mostly evident during gaming sessions, video playback or simple web browsing.
Better Cellular Connectivity
Another update that has been consistently seen over the years on each iPhone model comes in with the cellular connectivity. The iPhones each year get better hardware to make for a good cellular reception and not let users forget that the iPhone, at the core of its heart, is still a phone.
The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are said to be coming in with the new Qualcomm MDM9635M chip which, on paper, supports up to two times the cellular speeds which the previous gen iPhones worked at.
Bumped Up Camera Sensors
Everyone loves better cameras on their smartphones and while the iPhone 6’s 8 MP camera was a great experience for most people, we techies never stop with the expectations game. Nothing is ever enough. Apple thus might be putting in better camera sensors on this year’s iPhones.
The rear cameras on the new iPhones are expected to be of the 12 MP breed. This will allow for better quality pictures as well as video recording.
The front-facing camera is also going to see improvements but their complete dimension isn’t yet known. But one thing’s for sure, the updates will surely allow users to take brighter selfies and make their FaceTime experience better than ever before.
Don’t be surprised though if you see the same camera specs as on the iPhone 6.
4K Video Recording And Playback
Video recording and playback has reached a new height nowadays even though most of the people do not have the tools to experience this tech yet. Apple thinks that it would be a good idea to put 4K on its newest iPhones’ features list.
The 6S and the 6S Plus are expected to be able to record 4K video and also play them seamlessly on the phone itself. While that’s all well and good, it will not be such a practical feature for most of us as most people do not yet have a 4K supportive TV or monitor.
Better And Brighter Display
Rumours have it that Apple was working with a brighter and more vivid OLED screen for its next phone. The screen could be meant for the 6S and the 6S Plus.
Also, the display will obviously support up to 4K video playback as the camera can reportedly shoot that resolution.
This is by far the most awaited feature of the newest line of iPhones. The feature is essentially the next step in the Touch technology and will surely find many uses throughout the iPhone UX.
Rumours about Force Touch were flying about for a long time and just a couple of months ago, it was clear that this tech was landing on the upcoming iPhones.
The feature basically allows the phone to differentiate between soft and hard touches and perform different operations in each case. The harder you press on the screen, the more surface area your finger occupies, giving the phone a signal that it’s a pressured touch using sensors. The iPhone will also, supposedly, provide you with a haptic feedback that will seem as though you have touched a real hardware button.
Better Build Quality
The iPhone’s build quality is always amazing. Then what am I on about?
Remember those few viral videos online which showed people bending the iPhone 6 with their bare hands?
Apple doesn’t want that to happen again so it has toughened the metal in the inner wall of the iPhone 6S’s back plate around the volume buttons, which is the place where the phone supposedly was the most vulnerable. Screw placement has also been changed, apparently.
Say Hi To Rose Gold And A Darker Shade Of Space Gray
The iPhones 6S and 6S Plus will come in with two new colour variants- Rose Gold and a darker shade of Space Gray, according to rumours.
These were just a few rumours and confirmed features which we have compiled for you. We won’t be getting the big picture until the final release of the beast on the 9th of September. So, stay tuned for that.