The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are currently the hottest phones in the smartphone space, with the HTC One M9 also making some waves despite being largely the same from last year’s One M8. The LG G4 is also going to be arriving toward the end of the month, and it will be interesting to see if that flagship can be (arguably) revolutionary like the Galaxy S6/S6 edge, or merely evolutionary like the One M8. But where does that leave the iPhone 6s, which may likely be out in September as usual? Here are how those iPhone 6s rumors are currently stacking up.
We did say above that the iPhone 6s is likely to arrive, or get launched in September, and that’s because there’s virtually no chance of the device getting debuted and released in the summer. Earlier this week, Apple confirmed that the WWDC 2015 expo will take place from June 8 through June 12 in San Francisco, and it had teased some of the things people can expect.
Like Google had been doing in most recent I/O conferences, Apple seems to be planning a software-centric WWDC 2015, with no mention of hardware. So just like it’s been in recent WWDC expos, there’s virtually no chance of the iPhone 6s arriving at this year’s event.
On devices like the Apple Watch and New MacBook, Apple baked in Force Touch technology, which allows users to perform different actions on their phones based on how strong they press against the display. It’s been rumored that Apple will make this one of the main selling features on the iPhone 6s Plus, but not on the iPhone 6s. And speaking of those variants, it also seems likely that Apple will be sticking with the same size display – that’s 4.7 inches for the 6s and 5.5 inches for the 6s Plus.
Still on the topic of features, we’ve also heard that Apple acquired Israeli camera tech firm LinX, which many believe would allow Cupertino to bake in some amazing camera features into the iPhone 6s, possibly allowing for DSLR-quality photos. As usual, we’re not expecting any change from the status quo, which means specs-wise, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus may still come with 8-megapixel rear cameras. As for the phones’ other basic specs, Bloomberg reported about a possible A9 chipset mated to 2 GB RAM (up from 1 GB), but little else at this point in the game.