Saturday 04-July-2015, 20:38
We have already seen the alleged iPhone 6s metal casing and the new logic board with updated Qualcomm modem in the past couple of days. Now some new leaks have surfaced online revealing more about the handset's camera module, video recording, size, and Force Touch feature. Details on Apple Watch 2 have also been mentioned.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, what Apple's next smartphones are expected to be called, have once again been tipped to sport 12-megapixel rear cameras - something that was reported back in May. The new tip comes a leaked image posted by an alleged Foxconn employee on Weibo, an image that has now been pulled.
According to the photo, (via GSMArena), the camera unit has been optimised for 4K resolution video recording along with slow motion recording at 240 frames per second. While the iPhone 6s is codenamed N66, the larger iPhone 6s Plus is seen mentioned as the N71 in the image. Both are also tipped to include 2GB of RAM, and 5-megapixel front facing cameras, features which have been rumoured before.
The image additionally hints at the introduction of a new Pink colour for the rumoured iPhone 6s alongside the widely speculated Force Touch feature and a 30 percent faster Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The new Touch ID sensor is said to complete the whole fingerprint scanning process in less than a second. Also mentioned is a 16GB inbuilt minimum storage. The inclusion of Force Touch is also tipped to provide new camera-related features, letting users either take photos while recording, or switch between photo and video modes.
Additionally, the two new iPhone models are said to be a hair thicker than the current models as per another separate leak. According to GSMArena ITSKINS, a case maker will commence work on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus lineup soon. This indicated that it had got the official dimensions of the devices. According to the images shown by ITSKINS, the iPhone 6s would be 7mm thick, 0.1mm thicker than the iPhone 6, and iPhone 6s Plus would be 7.13mm thick, 0.03mm thicker than iPhone 6 Plus. As speculated before, the extra thickness here hints towards the inclusion of Force Touch feature in the models. The feature is also hinted in iOS 9.
Separately, a report from Korea (via 9to5Mac) adds that Apple has started production of flexible OLED screens for the Apple Watch 2, commissioning display partners Samsung and LG. The display is said to deliver better outdoor viewing experience. There have been reports in the recent past that the Apple Watch and Edition versions face outdoor visibility issues due to their sapphire screens, when compared to the Sport edition's Ion-X Glass. The report also claims Apple to be reducing the thickness of other components inside the upcoming watch in order to include a larger battery.