Unless Apple is preparing a huge surprise for us, and at the moment nothing suggests that something like this could happen, a new iPhone should be announced in about three months. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus debuted on September 9th 2014 and since the manufacturer keeps an annual upgrade schedule, the successors should be presented to the world in early fall. The most recent rumors seem to confirm that claim hinting that the iPhone 6S could be officially released on September 25th and feature Full HD FaceTime camera.
What to expect from the iPhone 6S
As it’s always the case with successors, the iPhone 6S will bring a few upgrades over the iPhone 6. Apple’s plans regarding the new iPhone were unintentionally revealed by Apple itself. The company recently released the new version of the operating system, iOS 9 beta, which apparently offers support for a number of features the current model doesn’t have.
According to a code discovered in the software, this year’s iPhone will bring significant changes to the FaceTime camera. For starters, the selfie shooter will allegedly have support for 1080p video capture. For comparison, the current version of the iPhone comes with 720p front-facing camera. Other new features of the selfie camera supposedly include support for capturing 240fps video at 720p, flash and panoramic self-portraits.
Of course, FaceTime camera won’t be the only improvement. Apple is also expected to upgrade the main camera from an 8-megapixel unit to a 12-megapixel one. Moreover, the camera might come with enhanced functionality which could allow for better quality photos in low-light conditions.
Other than that, little is known about the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. The former most likely will pack a Full HD display, while the latter could bring QHD (2560×1440 pixels) resolution to the table. Both devices are believed to be powered by a new Apple A9 processor and possibly will comes with more RAM and several storage options ranging from 16GB to 128GB. Design-wise, the new iPhones shouldn’t be different from the current models.
Apple typically announces its smartphones in September and it appears that this year will be no exception. According to an internal email from mobile carrier Vodafone, the iPhone 6S release date is set for September 25th. The carrier is planning to start taking pre-orders on September 18th which would put announcement date somewhere around September 14th or 15th.
Keep in mind that whatever we know about the upcoming iPhone 6S and 6S Plus comes from rumors and speculations, so the actual devices may end up featuring a slightly different set of specs when they are released. Even if that’s indeed the case, there is no doubt that the next generation iPhone will bring a few important improvements, though we still have to wait until September for official confirmation of the nature of these upgrades. For now, let’s enjoy the idea of a Full HD FaceTime camera and wait patiently for more news.
source: Hamza Sood (Twitter)