All items tagged with "iPhone 6s"

Apple Watch’s hardened aluminum in iPhone 6s could lay Bendgate to rest

Apple's new aluminum will kill Bendgate. Photo: Unbox Therapy

Apple’s new aluminum will kill Bendgate. Photo: Unbox Therapy

It’s been rumored for months that the iPhone 6S might pick up Apple Watch’s Force Touch feature when it’s updated this Fall, but according to the Chinese media Jony Ive is also planning to use the same aluminum used in the Apple Watch Sport.

If Apple pulls it off, it could solve the Bendgate controversy.

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Apple considering how best to add Force Touch to iPhone 6s

Apple Watch's Force Touch tech could be coming to iPhone. Photo: Apple

Apple Watch’s Force Touch tech could be coming to iPhone. Photo: Apple

Apple is reportedly testing two different designs for incorporating Apple Watch-style Force Touch technology into its next iPhone, according to a new report citing the Taiwanese supply chain.

With around five months until the next iPhone is unveiled, Apple is apparently experimenting with different placements for the Force Touch sensor — either locating it between the handset’s outermost protective screen cover and the in-cell touch panel, or else underneath the touch panel backlighting layer.

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ICYMI: 9 features we want to see in the iPhone 6s

Chock full of our amazing content, all in one easy-to-find spot. Photo: Stephen Smith

Chock full of our amazing content, all in one easy-to-find spot. Photo: Stephen Smith

This week, Buster looks to the future with the nine features we want most in the upcoming iPhone 6s, while Luke gazes into the past with a piece on how a Californian architect influenced Apple. Luke turns his sight to the future again with a possibly waterproof iPhone, as well as the present with Tim Cook’s slam of discriminatory laws. John then shows us all how to create a thoroughly modern paperless office. All this and much, much more in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine.

Come and take a look.

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9 features we want to see in the iPhone 6s

Your iPhone is about to get some new features. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Your iPhone is about to get some new features. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Tim Cook called the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus the biggest advancements in the history of iPhone. It’s barely been six months since the bigger-than-big devices launched, but we’re already craving some upgrades.

With the first iPhone 6s leaks and rumors starting to hit the Internet, we decided to dream up what Apple could possibly do to make its next smartphone kick more ass than ever.

Here are nine upgrades we hope the iPhone 6s gets this fall:

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Apple may release three different iPhones this September

Is the 4-inch iPhone coming or not? Photo: ModMyI

The projected sizes of Apple’s next generation of iPhones. Photo: ModMyI

Whispers about three new iPhones set to arrive this September are emanating from Apple’s Chinese supply chain — suggesting that we may be set to receive the expected iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, alongside a 4-inch iPhone referred to currently as the iPhone 6c.

Check out details about internal components, possible pricing and projected sales below.

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This is what the iPhone 6s will look like in rose gold

Photo: Martin Hajek

Photo: Martin Hajek

When Dutch conceptual artist Martin Hajek heard that the next iPhone 6s might come with a rose gold option, he just had to see what it would look like. So he took his ultra-realistic renders of the iPhone 6s and the Apple Watch and dipped them in fancy rose gold.

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The iPhone 6s will have Force Touch, come in pink

The iPhone 6s could be pink... but not this pink. Photo: Apple

The iPhone 6s could be pink… but not this pink. Photo: Apple

The Apple Watch’s Force Touch technology and rose gold finish might not stay exclusive to the smartwatch for long.

A new report from The Wall Street Journal says that when the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus come around, they’ll have Force Touch screens, and come in pink gold.

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Apple still relying on Samsung for iPhone 6s memory chips

Samsung isn't going anywhere when it comes to iPhone 6s production. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Samsung isn’t going anywhere when it comes to iPhone 6s production. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

People hoping that Apple will drop the Samsung albatross from around its neck for the forthcoming iPhone 6s may be disappointed.

According to a new report coming from the Asian supply chain, Samsung has come to an agreement with Apple to supply new 20nm LPDDR4 DRAM memory chips for the next generation iPhone, expected this September. Samsung will reportedly provide half of the chips Apple needs for its next iPhone, and has no problems upping the order if more are required.

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iPhone 6s could get Apple Watch’s ‘3D touch’ tech

Photo: Apple

Is Force Touch coming to the iPhone? Photo: Apple

Apple Watch will borrow a lot of tech from the iPhone when it ships in April, but according to a new rumor from supply chain sources in China, Apple is planning to bring one of its wearable’s coolest features to the next iPhone.

The Economic Daily News has reported that Apple is considering adding ‘3D touch’ technology to the iPhone 6s, similar to Apple Watch’s Force Touch. According to the sources, Apple’s is planning to tap US-based Avago Tech as the main supplier for the iPhone 6S 3D touch technology.

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Samsung will provide bulk of Apple’s A9 chips for iPhone 6s

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Apple has been trying to wean itself from being dependent on Samsung’s smartphone components for years, but breaking up is proving nearly impossible to do.

According to a report from Recode, Apple is turning back to Samsung to make the next-generation A9 processors that will make their way into the iPhone and iPad later this year.

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