It’s been almost 10 months since Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This means that the next generation iPhone, presumably the iPhone 6s, is around the corner, and here are some of the latest rumours that we’ve seen so far.
First up, as its name suggest, the iPhone 6s will feature minimal changes on the outside. According to several leaked images claiming to be the shell of an iPhone 6s, and sources of 9to5Mac, the upcoming device should almost be identical and any difference in thickness or width on the iPhone 6 would be too minimal to notice. The source also noted that this is only applicable to the iPhone 6s and doesn’t rule out changes to the larger iPhone 6s Plus.
Despite Apple’s recent patent application to hide the antenna line on the back with an “anodized metal appearance”, the pictures are still showing the same old plastic antenna lines. Other things to note from the pictures include the same camera setup, and same connectors, speakers and microphones.
The real changes takes places on the inside of the iPhone 6s frame. The mounting points have been changed for new logic board and components. According to several leaked photos of the logic board of an iPhone 6s, the device will have an updated NFC chip, fewer chips on board, and a new flash memory that will start from 16GB.
Finally, another major changes to the innards of the iPhone 6s would be its redesigned wireless system that features a new Qualcomm-made LTE chip. The device will use a Qualcomm MDM9635M chip (also known as “9X35), which has a significant performance over the 9X25 chips found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The new modem is capable of delivering up to twice the theoretical LTE download speeds – potentially up to 300Mbps.
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