Like the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5s before it, the “iPhone 6s” should be a modest update, at best. Or will it?
The next Apple handset is likely to feature an “A9” processor, improved camera, and a bump in RAM. It could also feature a display that uses “Force Touch” technology, according to TechNews Taiwan (via G for Games).
According to the report, Apple will boost the amount of internal RAM and use faster LPDDR4 RAM technology. This type of RAM would speed up performance and use less energy.
The current-generation iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus use 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The iPad Air 2 features 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
“Force Touch” technology, meanwhile, differentiates between quick taps and more forceful presses on the display. This type of technology will debut on the Apple Watch later this year.
Should we believe this latest rumor?
The iPhone 6s is almost certainly going to include a new processor and better camera; upgrades always do. A bump in RAM also sounds feasible. Still, I can’t imagine seeing Apple make a display change, especially with an “s” model.
As MacRumors rightly notes, “It is not clear, however, how Apple would implement such a system on the iPhone as it would appear to require a major shift in display technology for the device given that the Apple Watch uses a flexible OLED display paired with electrode sensors to support the Force Touch feature.”
Next-generation iPhones are likely to debut in September.