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Apple iPhone 6s - Rumors, Facts and Dates

The case of the Apple iPhone 6s is similar to the predecessor (Picture: 9to5Mac)
The case of the Apple iPhone 6s is similar to the predecessor (Picture: 9to5Mac)
Apple's next iPhone generation is expected in autumn 2015. We summarize all the relevant rumors about the Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and give a perspective on the upcoming flagship device from Apple.
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Specs & Features

  • 4.7-inch display with 1080p (iPhone 6s) and 5.5-inch with 2K touchscreen: According to reports from Chinese media, the new iPhones will be launched with the same display sizes that we know from the current generation, but there will be a resolution upgrade. Similar to previous updates to the version -s you can expect the same chassis/design. 
  • Apple A9 SoC: The central processing unit is supposed to be Apple's successor to the Apple A8, which is used in the current iPhones. Supposedly, it is a tri core chip clocked at 1.5 GHz. Alike the chip used in the iWatch, it is supposed to feature the "System in Package" (SiP) structure. Thus, the chip will be more efficient and 15 percent smaller than the Apple A8.
  • Benchmark results: According to preliminary results from Geekbench, the iPhone 6s achieves 1811 points in the single core test and 4577 points in the multi core test. Therewith, it outperforms the Galaxy S6 Edge (1492 points) in the single core test. However, the Samsung performs better in the multi core test, since its Exynos 7420 chip achieves 5077 points in this category.
  • 2 GB LPDDR4 RAM: Market analysts expect a memory increase to 2 GB (1 GB in the current models). It is supposed to be LPDDR4 RAM, which is faster and more frugal compared to conventional LPDDR3 modules. Other speculations, however, do not consider LPDDR4 RAM because of higher costs and the limited availability. A Geekbench listing confirms the assumption of 2 GB RAM.
  • iSight camera with 12 megapixels: The main camera of the new iPhone is supposed to have an increased resolution from 8 MP in the current devices (3264x2448 pixels) to 12 MP.
  • 5 MP front cam: According to hints in the code of iOS 9, Apple will support a 1080p FaceTime camera in the future. The iOS 9 Beta also indicates a 240 fps mode (Slow Motion), panoramas as well as a flash for the selfie camera. Leaked pictures of the alleged front panel on the other hand show that there is no opening for an LED flash.
  • ForceTouch: The technology that Apple uses for the current MacBook notebooks is supposed to be available in the new iPhone 6s as well. The technology can tell the difference between taps on the display and forceful clicks and then trigger different actions.
  • LTE-Advanced Cat. 6 Modem: The new LTE modem from Qualcomm is supposed to be twice as fast compared to the iPhone 6 at theoretical download rates of up to 300 Mbps. It is also supposed to save battery power.
  • New color "rose gold": In addition to the three available colors silver, gold and space gray, there could soon be another version according to rumors.
  • 32, 64, 128 GB: Sources inside the Taiwanese Apple manufacturer Foxconn are supposed to have said that Apple will waive its 16 GB entry-level version of its iPhone in the future . The smallest version will instead have 32 GB storage, so the iPhone 6s would be available with 32, 64 or 128 GB internal storage, which, as usual, should not be expandable.
  • 16, 64, 128 GB: According to alleged construction plans from China, the entry-level model might features 16 GB instead of 32 GB after all.

Release & Price

  • September 9th: According to BuzzFeed, Apple will announce the iPhone 6s on September 9th. Apple will supposedly show the new iPads as well.
  • September 2015: The upcoming iPhone 6s is certainly going to be shipped with Apple's new iOS 9, so analysts don't expect a launch before September 2015.
  • September 18th: According to sources around the manufacturer Foxconn, the iPhone 6s will be launched on September 18th.
  • Price: starting at €699 (~$780, 6s) and €799 (~$892, 6s Plus), respectively? The starting prices of new iPhones usually corresponded with their predecessors in the past. Apple will most likely keep this pricing for the upcoming iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Pictures

There are the first pictures from the chassis of the iPhone 6s. The design is similar to the Apple iPhone 6 (here in review) and iPhone 6 Plus (here in review). There are also some first fake pictures from a pink iPhone 6s from Chinese social networks. None of the pictures are official – but the pictures from the case are probably real.

The alleged front panel of the iPhone 6s does not have an opening for an LED flash (Picture: nowhereelse.fr)
The alleged front panel of the iPhone 6s does not have an opening for an LED flash (Picture: nowhereelse.fr)
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This golden case is allegedly from the iPhone 6s (Picture: futuresupplier.com)
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The iPhone 15 could be the first of its kind to use a USB Type-C port (image via own)

2023-bound iPhone 15 could finally ditch the lightning port for USB-C

Renowned industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that Apple plans to replace the lightning port with USB-C, but not until 2023. The iPhone 15 will be the first of its kind to employs the tech and offer faster charging and data tran...
Anil Ganti, 11 May 2022 13:22
iPhone 14 Pro renders. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

iPhone 14 Pro Max: Specs leak with an iPhone 14 Pro-esque accompanying price bump

Following similar reports with the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro, details of the range-topping iPhone 14 Pro Max have now leaked. A 48 MP debuts on the flagship as well, but it appears buyers will also have to pony up an extra U...
Ricci Rox, 11 May 2022 10:32
The double punch hole could be with us for a few years. (Image source: MacRumors)

Analyst outlines Apple iPhone display roadmap until 2026 as increased iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max display sizes also detailed

After years of just notches, Apple is now expected to release iPhones with dual punch holes, under-panel Face ID hardware and all under-panel cameras between this year and 2026. Also, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are no...
Alex Alderson, 10 May 2022 19:00
Apple fans are crossing their fingers for a slimmer charging case and lossless audio support. (Image source: Unsplash)

AirPods Pro 2: 3 rumored features that will bring music to your ears

This fall will mark three years since the AirPods Pro launched back in late 2019. While early adopters of the premium wireless headphones are surely suffering from the downsides of aging batteries, a second-gen model of AirPods Pr...
Brahm Shank, 10 May 2022 10:18
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Has iPhone 13 supply hit another snag? (Source: Apple)

Rumor | Apple suspends BOE as an iPhone 13 display supplier over a part-design dispute

Apple currently engages a number of companies to supply it with the screens for new units of its iPhone 13 flagship series of mobile devices, BOE included. However, the Chinese display specialist has reportedly been obliged to hit...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 08 May 2022 19:31
The iPhone 14 Pro looks set to be more expensive than the iPhone 13 Pro. (Image Source: Trusted Reviews)

iPhone 14 Pro: Leak reveals complete specs and increased pricing of Apple's smaller Pro model

A new leak has now provided insight into Apple's upcoming flagship smartphone, the iPhone 14 Pro. While the phone will get the new 48 MP camera, it appears buyers will bear the cost of that, with a price bump versus last year's mo...
Ricci Rox, 08 May 2022 09:25
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AltStore now includes three new repos, or sources. (Image via AltStore on Twitter)

AltStore update brings new sources, new emulators, and virtual machines to iOS with no jailbreak required

The latest update to AltStore, the alternative app store for iOS, brings a bevy of new changes, including new trusted sources, just-in-time compilation, and bug fixes. The update is a boon for retro gamers who want an easy way to ...
Sam Medley, 06 May 2022 19:39
In contrast to its advertisements, the iOS 9 update has significantly slowed down the Apple iPhone 4S in some instances (Image: Auguras Pipiras)

Apple agrees to pay iPhone 4S owners $15 for sluggish performance after iOS 9 update

Former or current owners of an iPhone 4S who live in two certain US states on the East Coast may be eligible to receive a US$15 settlement payment from Apple if they declare that their smartphone noticeably slowed down after the s...
Enrico Frahn, 05 May 2022 23:39
The iPhone 14 Max could have a 90 Hz display and 6 GB of RAM. (Image source: 3TAN)

Apple iPhone 14 Max: Specifications surface for $899 smartphone with a 90 Hz OLED display and 6 GB of RAM

Apple may finally be bringing high refresh rate displays to its cheaper iPhones. According to a report, the upcoming iPhone 14 Max will feature a 90 Hz panel, plus 6 GB of RAM, both upgrades from the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini.
Alex Alderson, 05 May 2022 16:25
Price rises may be felt in the Eurozone as of the iPhone 14 series. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

Apple iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max could be considerably more expensive in Europe than in the US

With the US dollar currently strong against many other leading currencies, analysts expect Apple to raise iPhone prices outside its home market this year, starting with the iPhone 14 series. Significant Euro depreciation against t...
Alex Alderson, 04 May 2022 19:16
Apple debuts Self Service Repair. (Source: Apple)

Apple's new Self Service Repair program comes in for criticism already

Apple has only just announced its new initiative to facilitate iPhone users who want or need to fix their own devices, touting it as a new, right-to-repair-friendly way to increase access to this option. However, as some detractor...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 30 Apr 2022 20:00
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro will be the smallest flagship iPhones that Apple releases this year. (Image source: Weibo)

Apple iPhone 14 series front panels leak showing display differences between the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max and the notch-less iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

Suspected front panels of this year's iPhone 14 series have appeared online. The leak focuses on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max's pill-shaped punch-hole display, which is likely to raise eyebrows. Apple has made other cha...
Alex Alderson, 28 Apr 2022 23:58
Apple has made it easier for DIY enthusiasts to repair their own iPhones (image via Unsplash)

Apple's Self Service Repair program makes home iPhone repairs a whole lot easier

Apple has announced its new Self Service Repair program that lets the end users fix their own smartphones. Replacement parts, tools and repair manuals are all available via Apple's website. The program will be expanded to Europe l...
Anil Ganti, 27 Apr 2022 19:22
The iPhone 13 Pro. (Source: Apple)

Apple cuts orders for the iPhone SE 5G, while the 13 Pro and Pro Max find "unexpected" favor in 2022

According to a South Korean industry blog, Apple has greatly increased its orders for new iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max units. Demand for these higher-end models has escalated, whereas that for the SE 2022, freshly released as the OEM...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 25 Apr 2022 15:28
Is this really Apple's next Power Adapter? (Source: WHYLAB via Weibo)

Rumor | Apple's next iPhone charger will come with wattage and port-count upgrades

A well-known leaker claims to have come across new first-party iPhone accessories prior to its launch on the market. The new optional purchases do look more or less like genuine Apple-brand products in their appearance and packagi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 23 Apr 2022 18:18
It's widely expected that iOS 16 will bring some major software changes to Apple's supported iPhones. (Image source: Apple - edited)

Apple iOS 16 features detailed in leak roundup as iPhone 6s and iPhone SE 1 face likely end of software support

Apple is expected to reveal full details of iOS 16 at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, which is scheduled from June 6 to 10. Ahead of that, a leaker has rounded up all the relevant feature rumors about iOS 16 and has ...
Daniel R Deakin, 23 Apr 2022 18:17
New iPhones might have a fresh source of OLED. (Source: Apple)

Rumor | The iPhone 14 will launch with a screen from BOE

The vanilla iPhone 14 is slated to be among the smallest and most basic of its upcoming flagship line-up. Nevertheless, it is also thought to do so with an OLED display; however, according to a new report, this panel will be sourc...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 21 Apr 2022 22:15
The SnapGrip expands an iPhone's versatility with an ergonomic handle and a camera shutter button, among other features. (Image source: ShiftCam)

ShiftCam SnapGrip: Accessory turns the Apple iPhone into a camera with a shutter button, a grip, and a larger battery via MagSafe

ShiftCam has announced SnapGrip, an accessory for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series that turns Apple's recent smartphones into an ergonomic compact camera. SnapGrip works using MagSafe, which also allows it to recharge the iPhone...
Alex Alderson, 20 Apr 2022 21:11
Future iPhones may have improved selfie cameras. (Source: Apple)

The iPhone 14 series is tipped to come with improved front-facing portrait and auto-focus features

The respected securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has just posted a new prediction as to how the "iPhone 14 series" might improve in terms of selfie cameras compared to the existing 13 series. This new rumor does not so much discuss a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 20 Apr 2022 17:08
iPhone 15 might move the front camera system on the upper bezel, while iPhone 16 will likely be the first model to feature under-display cameras. (Image Source: PetaPixel)

2024 iPhones likely to get full-view screens with under-display camera and Face ID

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks we will not see iPhone under-display cameras sooner than 2024, as Apple is still working to improve low-light image quality through AI algorithms and more powerful image processors. The 2023 iPhone 15 m...
Bogdan Solca, 20 Apr 2022 16:38
The iPhone 14 series will consist of four models, with a new Max model replacing the mini. (Image source: Howard Bouchevereau)

Apple iPhone 14 series dummy units emerge with no iPhone 14 mini to be seen

Dummy units of the entire iPhone 14 series have leaked online. The units show what the back of the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will look like, plus the new 'Max' model. There is no iPhone 14 mini to be seen, eit...
Alex Alderson, 19 Apr 2022 16:18
The Lightning connector could be getting a fast upgrade for the Apple iPhone 14 Pro smartphones. (Image source: Apple/CrodieUX - edited)

Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max allegedly coming with upgraded Lightning connector capable of USB 3.0 speeds

It has been alleged that the Apple iPhone 14 Pro (and by extension the iPhone 14 Pro Max) will come with a Lightning connector that will be able to support USB 3.0 speeds. There had been older rumors that the iPhone 14 Pro models ...
Daniel R Deakin, 19 Apr 2022 01:30
The Pad 5 is on its way to India. (Source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Pad 5 is coming to India

Xiaomi has announced that it is bringing "the next big thing" to India soon. It will come in the form of the Pad 5, one of its latest flagship Android tablets. Its new launch date suggests it will debut alongside its corresponding...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 18 Apr 2022 17:59
Does Honor have new phones to launch? (Source: Honor)

The Dimensity 9000 SoC is allegedly destined for the Honor 70 series

The Honor 70-series of smartphones is now slated to launch with potentially significant performance gains over its 60-series predecessors. This is because it is now rumored to offer a range of new processors, which may even top ou...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 18 Apr 2022 17:17
Vivo might have a new ISP to launch soon. (Source: Weibo)

Vivo gears up to debut a second-gen custom chipset alongside the upcoming X80 series

Vivo has confirmed that it will launch the X80 series of Android smartphones soon. Now, it is also slated to introduce a second-gen image signal processor (ISP) that may be exclusive to the devices. This "V1+" chipset is said to b...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 18 Apr 2022 15:27
It seems time is almost up for the iPhone 11 while the iPhone 12 might receive a price cut. (Image source: Apple - edited)

iPhone 11 series termination and iPhone 12 price reduction on Apple's 2022 schedule according to leaker

The Apple iPhone 11’s number is up according to a leaker, with price reductions purportedly heading toward the iPhone 12 series. Cupertino is expected to launch the iPhone 14 range later this year and will need to trim the lineup ...
Daniel R Deakin, 17 Apr 2022 21:22
Apple may have a new iPhone camera supplier. (Source: Apple)

Rumor | Apple will stick with an OIS-enabled telephoto camera in the iPhone 15

The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have three main rear cameras, one of which is a telephoto unit with optical image stabilization (or OIS). Now, their 2024 successors are said to have the same spec, although it may be a new module fro...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 17 Apr 2022 17:49
It's okay, we all fail sometimes...although some definitely more spectacularly than others. (Image source: various - edited)

iPhone 13 mini and 3 other tragic smartphone fails that deserved better

Some smartphone innovations are great ideas and make a lasting impact on the market. Others are also great ideas but either fail to launch completely or somehow go the way of the dodo, never to be seen again. Let's look at some re...
Julian van der Merwe, 16 Apr 2022 19:33
Apple's iPhone SE 2022 is a very powerful smartphone that comes in a very compact package. Only the design is aged considerably at this point.

Apple blows up the price-performance scale with the iPhone SE 2022

A smartphone with top performance for less than 520 Euros (~$566)? The Apple iPhone SE 2022 makes this possible. However, you also have to accept some compromises for this.
Florian Schmitt, 15 Apr 2022 02:50
iPhone SE 2022

86% Apple iPhone SE 2022 smartphone review - Affordable iPhone dwarf with 5G and retro charm

Small but wow! The iPhone SE gets more expensive in 2022 but still continues to be the most affordable Apple smartphone. Thanks to its very current A15 chip, it should be hard to beat in its price class in terms of performance. But does the iPhone SE still justify the interest, considering the powerful in-house alternatives?
Apple A15 Bionic | Apple A15 GPU 5-Core | 4.70" | 144 g
Florian Schmitt, 13 Apr 2022 01:47
Apple MacBook production delays are likely because of new lockdowns caused by outbreaks of COVID-19 in China. (Image source: Apple/Unsplash - edited)

MacBook delay seems inevitable as Apple suppliers in China go into lockdown

Lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in China could lead to future Apple MacBook delays. Some of Cupertino’s main suppliers, such as Pegatron and Quanta, have had to cease production for the time being. While future MacBook A...
Daniel R Deakin, 12 Apr 2022 21:20
The longer I stare at this screen the slower the update seems... (Image source: Unsplash)

iOS 15.4.1: 3 surprising reasons why iPhone users should update

Though Apple released iOS 15.4.1 just under a couple of weeks ago, many iPhone users still running an earlier version of iOS 15 may be at risk due to a major security flaw that Apple says “may have been actively exploited”. Take a...
Brahm Shank, 12 Apr 2022 20:18
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The overwhelming majority of teens in the US own an Apple iPhone as well as a pair of AirPods (Image: Salil Sachdeva)

Survey finds 87% of US teenagers own an iPhone, Apple's AirPods remain immensely popular

When it comes to smartphones and headphones, American teenagers apparently prefer products from the dominant Cupertino-based tech behemoth, which has once again performed admirably in a latest youth-focused survey conducted by Pip...
Enrico Frahn, 08 Apr 2022 00:42
iPhone users have to deal with a couple of annoying bugs and issues after the recent iOS 15.4.1 update (Image: Apple)

iPhone users complain about several issues after iOS 15.4.1 update

Even after the update to iOS 15.4.1, some iPhone owners have unfortunately suffered from a few annoying problems with the synchronization of iMessages as well as the location services in some of Apple's stock apps, which apparentl...
Enrico Frahn, 07 Apr 2022 23:30
Cannot wait for

Google Maps update: 5 features that are finally here

Earlier this week, Google previewed a number of new features and enhancements that are making their way to Google Maps on iOS and Android in the coming months. While some new additions have users saying “finally” others are welcom...
Brahm Shank, 07 Apr 2022 21:08
iPhone 14 Pro Max will offer a pill-shaped notch for Face ID and a punch hole for the selfie camera. (Image Source: Gizmochina)

New iPhone 14 Pro Max CAD renders indicate design overhaul with 20% reduced bezels, pill-shaped Face ID notch, and thicker camera bump

New CAD renders of the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro Max indicate the same expected design as that of the rumored iPhone 14 Pro including a pill-shaped notch for Face ID and a punch hole for the selfie camera. The CAD files also indicate...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 07 Apr 2022 15:26

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Andreas Osthoff
Andreas Osthoff - Managing Editor Business Laptops - 1406 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
I grew up with modern consumer electronics and my first computer was a Commodore C64, which encouraged my interest in building my own systems. I started working as a review editor for Notebookcheck during my dual studies at Siemens. Currently, I am mainly responsible for dealing with business laptops and mobile workstations. It’s a great experience to be able to review the latest devices and technologies and then compare them with each other.
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Staff, 2015-08-19 (Update: 2015-08-18)