It seems as though the newest rendition of the iPhone, tentatively dubbed the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, has been leaked way ahead of time. Disappointingly though, it looks like this years update features very few changes on the surface and is focusing on internal changes.
According to 9to5Mac.com, an anonymous tip from someone the site is calling “a proven source familiar with Apple’s supply chain” supplied photos of the new phone’s exterior. It looks to be identical to the iPhone 6 model, with the source even saying the differences will be “too minimal to notice.” Speakers, antennas, ports and other openings are all placed in the same areas as its predecessor. The larger Plus model though may seem some noticeable changes in its frame.
The interior however, is getting a much more noteworthy overhaul. The shell of the device seems to be rearranged to compensate for the introduction of a new logicboard and new components. These new compensate have yet to be revealed.
Back in May, 9to5Mac gave some insight on what those interior changes could be making room for. According to their undisclosed sources, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will feature a Force Touch display, meaning the phone will be about to detect the differences between a tap and press of the touch screen. This can mean great things for users and app developers alike, as it could potentially get rid of the need for long icon holds as input. Users would instead press an icon or portion of the screen as input instantaneously.
Other rumored additions include an updated keyboard with a redesigned caps button, bringing Apple Pay to new territories like Canada and an updated iMessenger allowing users to customize read receipts on a contact by contact basis. The phone is expected to hit store shelves and phone providers this fall.
Just this week, Apple launched their Apple Music platform, competing against popular established music streaming services like Spotify and Tidal.