The iPhone 6s

What to expect

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Seeing as how the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus came out only last September, based on that tradition, it is likely that we won’t see the iPhone 7 until 2016. However, in the third quarter of 2015, Apple will undoubtedly upgrade their flagship to the iPhone 6s.

Since the original iPhone in 2007, every year Apple has released a new flagship. However, it is only every other year the iPhone receives a brand new design and therefore a new number, rather than only an upgrade which has in the past only garnered an “s” next to the number, which has been happening since the iPhone 3Gs that was released in 2009. Seeing as how the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus came out only last September, based on that tradition, it is likely that we won’t see the iPhone 7 until 2016. However, in the third quarter of 2015, Apple will undoubtedly upgrade their flagship to the iPhone 6s.

As in the past, the new upgrade will most likely feature internal improvements rather than a new external design. Although MacRumors would have us believe that Apple might include a new color option - pink. 

Other rumors have suggested that Apple has already contracted Samsung for the mass production of its brand new A9 processor, which if true, means that we will see it in the iPhone 6s by fall of this year.

The other most talked about rumor is the updated camera, which will feature the best camera Apple has created. Apple just secured a patent for a three sensor system that would literally split light into red, green and blue wavelengths, so that it requires no filters or algorithms to separate the color information afterwards. This would drastically increase the quality of the photos to offer DSLR quality images. Some other rumors seem to believe Apple will begin to offer a two-lens system, while still other rumors believe Apple will stick to their 8 megapixel sensor and give it drastic improvements.

The other most talked about rumor is the updated camera, which will feature the best camera Apple has created.

We are all hoping that Apple might add RAM as well. The iPhone 6 only has 1GB, but prior to the official announcement before its release, most people believed the iPhone 6 would receive 2GB. The iPad Air 2 received an upgrade from 1GB to 2GB, so it is possible.

Touch ID has also been a major marketing campaign for the iPhone 6, so it’s likely this will see minor improvements that will reduce errors and enhance the overall Apple Pay experience.

Lastly, at Apple’s recent Spring Forward event, the “Force Touch” capacity on the new MacBook received a ton of press. The feature distinguishes between a light tap and a hard press and enables gestures associated with each. I would be surprised if we didn’t find this new technology on the iPhone 6s.