Scoop maestro Mark Gurman from 9to5mac has an exclusive look (with photos) at the upcoming version of iPhone, widely expected to be released around September with the name iPhone 6s. As the name implies, this is an “incremental” upgrade to the iPhone, with most changes happening on the inside of the phone rather than the outside. However, contrary to previous rumors and aided by the leaked hardware photos that they have obtained, it would seem like it’s not as big a change as expected.
As per the article:
For fall 2015, Apple is preparing an “S” iPhone upgrade that superficially preserves the exterior designs of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but includes a collection of major internal changes. In May, we reported that this new “iPhone 6S” line would debut this fall with a Force Touch, pressure-sensitive display as one of its marquee features. Now, a proven source familiar with Apple’s supply chain has provided us with the most extensive look yet at Apple’s next iPhone, sharing the first photos of the iPhone 6S’s external metal casing, plus an in-depth look at the new iPhone’s internals. Today, we’re focusing on the exterior of the next iPhone, which appears to refute a number of potential changes that some have speculated were destined for this model.
Gurman notes that it does not seem likely that the final model will be noticeably thicker – which makes sense as it is an “S” upgrade year. As far as design quibbles that some folks, including myself, had with the camera ring and antenna lines, it is still possible they are integrated more seamlessly – but it doesn’t look too likely at this point. Also, no dual camera (really interesting read) set up this year. More likely a feature for the iPhone 7.
Update: 9to5Mac also has leaked some additional information about the broadband chip to be used on iPhone 6s. Looks like a speedy and more battery efficient update update is coming our way.
Big scoop for the very talented Mr. Gurman. He’s been on fire lately, more so than in the past. WWDC was basically a recap of all his scoops (minus the NEWS app which no one really saw coming) and it seems he’s set on repeating his hot streak. Great work.
Looking forward to seeing what else he brings this week. Lots more to come.