Ahead of the impending launch of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, rumours have started circulating about next year’s iPhone. According to sources cited by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, the "iPhone 7" is going to be as thin as the current iPod Touch and iPad Air 2. Apple is reportedly planning to slim down its next iPhone to less than 6.5mm.
Most of the details of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus have been leaked by now. The biggest improvement is undoubtedly the introduction of tertiary levels of Force Touch technology. Apart from that, the devices are also expected to receive upgraded cameras and RAM, along with faster LTE connectivity. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the next year’s “iPhone 7” will be much thinner than the current iPhone 6 (6.9mm). The next iteration is also expected to incorporate Force Touch display by using flexible, printed circuit boards. It is being further speculated that the iPhone 7 will feature a new chassis and revamp its face design.
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus on September 9th at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Most of the upgrades will be incremental in nature, in the form of a faster A9 processor, 2GB of RAM, and of course the Force Touch display. The camera sensor is reportedly being bumped up to 12 megapixels, and will also have 4K shooting capabilities. Force Touch has already been employed by Apple in its new MacBook Pro and the Apple Watch. Huawei recently beat Apple in the race to release the world’s first Force Touch-enabled smartphone through the Mate S. However, it is being reported that the new iPhones will, in fact, feature the next generation of the technology. It can reportedly differentiate between three levels of touch, and is being called 3D Touch Display by Apple. The iPhone 7 is also expected to feature the same technology.
Twitter user Evan Blass had speculated that Apple will also debut the iPhone 6C, alongside the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. We can only find out more about that when the event takes place on Wednesday.