All items tagged with "iPhone 6s"

Force Touch was an iPhone 6s Plus exclusive, until Apple realized that was stupid

Apple Watch-style Force Touch is coming to both iPhone models this September.

Apple Watch-style Force Touch is coming to both iPhone models this September.

Every report we’ve heard suggests that Force Touch is practically a lock for Apple’s next-generation iPhones, but a rumor coming out of Taiwan claims that the feature was originally planned as a handset exclusive for the iPhone 6s Plus.

According to supply chain sources, the iPhone 6s Plus alone was originally designed to include Force Touch sensors, although Apple has since changed its mind and decided to incorporate the technology into both the 6s Plus and smaller 6s.

That’s certainly good news if — like the majority of customers — you plan to buy the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 6s, but still want to take advantage of the latest Apple tech.

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iPhone 6s may use smaller LED backlighting chips for thinner design

The iPhone 6s could be slimmer than ever.

The iPhone 6s could be slimmer than ever.

Apple could make its upcoming iPhone 6s handsets slimmer and lighter than ever by taking advantage of new smaller LED backlighting chips, according to a new report.

The new chips have the same 3.0 x 0.85mm dimensions as those used in present generation iPhones, but are an impressive 0.2mm thinner than the current 0.6mm components.

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iPhone 6s camera could use Sony tech for improved low-light snapping

A 12MP camera would be a major step-up for the iPhone.

A 12MP camera would be a major step-up for the iPhone.

Rumors that the iPhone 6s will be getting a vastly improved camera are picking up steam.

According to a new report coming out of China, the next-generation Apple handset will boast a 12MP camera with a special Sony sensor to improve the performance of shooting in low-light conditions.

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Worthless 16GB iPhones will finally die out this year

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We need more than 16GB.

Apple might finally be ready to upgrade the storage on the cheapest iPhones 6s model later this year, and it could happen sooner than expected. As someone who upgraded to the 64GB 6 Plus only because 16GB is just not enough, this is great news.

iPhone 6s rumors are starting to pick up steam this week and new research report is backing up two previous rumors that Apple’s newest iPhone will enter mass production in June, with the baseline model getting a storage upgrade to 32GB.

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Oops! Apple Store gaffe may have spilled the iPhone 6c early

Notice anything different?

Notice anything different?

Is Apple preparing to deliver a refreshed iPhone 5c? A product image on its own online store shows what could be a new iPhone 6c sitting atop the new Lightning iPhone dock. The device carries the same plastic back we’re already familiar with, as well as a Touch ID sensor.

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Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6s a month early

The iPhone 6s could be coming sooner than expected.

The iPhone 6s could be coming sooner than expected.

We may only have to wait until August to get our first official glimpse of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, according to a new research note by well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Don’t get too excited though — even though Kuo thinks the iPhone will be unveiled a month earlier than usual, he says it will be released in its usual September slot.

The respected KGI Securities analyst also sheds light on who is set to build the new iPhones, a few of the devices’ key features, and some details about the forthcoming 12.9-inch iPad. Check them out below.

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iPhone 6s might launch as soon as August

The iPhone 6s may arrive sooner than expected.

The iPhone 6s may arrive sooner than expected.

Ever since the release of the iPhone 4s Apple has launched its annual smartphone updates in September, but according to supply chain sources, the production of iPhone 6s components is going so well, Apple might be able to launch the device sooner than expected.

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Why the iPhone 6s may be the best ‘s’ yet, this week on The CultCast

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This week: Why the iPhone 6s could be the best “s” update yet; Nintendo promises five top-notch titles coming to iOS; the paltry earnings of top Mac App Store apps; and just when we thought we’ve seen it all … a new iPhone accessory helps you deal with your major gas issues.

Our thanks to Automatic for supporting this episode. Plug Automatic into your car’s data port, and their beautiful app will show you where you parked, how to save fuel with tips based on your actual driving, and even diagnose and turn off your car’s check engine light.

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Why the iPhone 6s may be the best ‘s’ yet, this week on The CultCast

Full show notes ahead!

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iPhone 6s could be Apple’s biggest ‘incremental’ upgrade of all time

Yep, it's sounding better than ever. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Yep, the iPhone 6s is sounding better than ever. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus may just be the biggest incremental “s” upgrades Apple has ever done, according to a new report.

As per well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 6s will feature twice the RAM of its predecessors, a significant processor upgrade, better camera, new color option, sapphire display, strengthened shell, improved Touch ID and Force Touch.

Just about the only thing that would stay the same, in fact, are the two size options!

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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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