Next iPhone Models Tipped to Be Bigger and Stronger


The next iPhone leaks and rumours are now more frequent, and the latest additions to the list are the use of a 7000 Series aluminium build, which will help ensuring no bendgate issues. The next iPhone models, expected to be called the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, are also said to feature no camera bump, and be slightly bigger in size than previous models.

According to Macotakara website, the rumoured next iPhone models would be sporting a stronger Series 7000 aluminium, which is said to be 60 percent tougher than the current aluminium alloy being used in Apple Watch Sports Edition. The blog cites noted KGI analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo. The smartphone might also be 0.15mm longer and 0.2mm thicker than the current models.

The 0.2mm thickness is being speculated to be included because of the Force Touch feature for the handset’s display. Kuo had already tipped the inclusion of the feature last month. We already have seen the feature in Apple Watch wearables, and the new 12-inch MacBook. Moreover, reports from last month showcasing iOS 9 hinted Apple’s plans to bring the feature in future handsets. It is yet to be detailed how the function would work on the handset.

Apple is reportedly also planning to completely eliminate the camera bump from the upcoming iPhone models. A couple of previous reports have stressed on the fact that Apple’s next iPhone model will feature major upgrade in the camera department, with one claiming that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will include a 12-megapixel rear camera instead of the 8-megapixel camera seen in last four generation iPhones.

A report from last week even suggested the smartphones to sport a FaceTime camera with support for recording 1080p videos and capturing 240fps slow-mo videos at 720p.

The report claims the next iPhone models to launch in Rose Gold colour variant, besides the regular Space Gray, Silver and Gold colour variants. The smartphones are said to feature a finish similar to the 18K Rose Gold Apple Watch Edition. This is in line from a previous report by Ming-Chi Kuo