iPhone 6s release date, specs: device tipped to be thicker than predecessors, September 11 release unlikely


Tech giant Apple has been in the rumor mill for quite a while now, with their upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus always hot with rumors and news of detail leaks lately.

Just recently, an image posted of Engadget Japan shows a diagram of what is alleged to be the iPhone 6s. Based on the schematics design, the iPhone 6s may very well be coming to users a little bit thicker than its predecessor, the regular iPhone 6. The iPhone 6s may come 7.1mm thick, 0.2mm thicker than iPhone 6, and 138mm in height and 67mm in width. While this may seem an insignificant change in the device’s design, this hints at the possible inclusion of the long rumored Force Touch technology on the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models.

The inclusion of such technology will give way to an easier and more efficient user experience with the phone. The thicker body could also be due to the previously rumored use pf the 7000 series aluminium by Apple, the same material used in the Apple Watch that is 60% stronger than most other aluminum alloys, preventing bending issues that some have experienced with the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6s Plus, meanwhile, is rumored to be 7.13mm thick.

Not much is known about the two upcoming iPhones, but previous rumors have pointed out that both “S” variants of the iPhone 6 will be featuring a 12 megapixel rear-facing camera, as leaked by an alleged Foxconn employee. The camera was also tipped to be a very powerful one, being able to record videos of up to 4K in resolution, and capture slow-motion footage of up to 240 frames per second rate. 2GB of RAM was also tipped, along with a possible 5 megapixel front-facing camera and a LTE Category 6 modem.

As for the release date, Chinese blog MicGadget reported that Apple would be revealing the new iPhones on a Friday, September 11. This rumor was not received well by analysts, pointing out the insensitivity of the date to the 9/11 anniversary, as well as the date being a Friday. Usually, Apple would do the reveal earlier in the week, giving an entire week of continuous media coverage.