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Apple's next-gen iPhone 6S could be 'biggest incremental' upgrade ever

Apple's iPhone 6S could be quite the upgrade according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo

By Anthony Garreffa on May 13, 2015 02:32 am CDT - 1 min, 3 secs reading time

A couple of days ago we wrote about the upcoming next-gen iPhone and referred to it as the iPhone 7, but it looks like Apple will be instead releasing another incremental upgrade: iPhone 6S.


According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is usually pretty spot-on with Apple rumors, the upcoming iPhone 6S will be the 'biggest incremental 'S' upgrade' Apple has ever done. The new iPhone 6S should feature twice the amount of RAM with 2GB of LPDDR4 versus the 1GB of LPDDR3 found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets.

Not only that, but we should see Apple use the A9 processor, an improved camera, new color option, sapphire display, strengthened shell, improved Touch ID and Force Touch just to name a few. I would dare say we'll also see iOS 9 unveiled with the new iPhone 6S, too. Kuo adds that we should expect a limited-edition iPhone 6S Plus that would feature a sapphire-based display, something Apple will be testing the waters with in smaller quantities.

Kuo says that we won't see a new 4-inch iPhone this year, with the Cupertino-based company to continue making the 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones. Kuo added that the mass production of the new iPhones will start in August, with 80-90 million sales expected.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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