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Invites sent – Apple to unveil new iPhones on Sept 9

We’ve known for quite some time now from previous rumours that Apple is planning to host a press event on the 9th of September. At the event, Apple is expected to introduce its new iPhones – the Apple iPhone 6S and the Apple iPhone 6S Plus. Now the event is official, as Apple has sent out invitations for a press event that will take place on the 9th of September. Although Apple did not mention what device to expect on that particular date, Apple lifted the lid on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus on that same date last year. So, we’re assuming that we’ll see two new iPhones once again next month.

The invites have been sent

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CNET was first to receive the invites from Apple. The invite let the site know that Apple will be hosting an event on the 9th of September. Like what was previously said, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6S and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6S Plus are expected to make their official debut at the event. We’ve learned from previous reports that the new iPhones will look exactly like their predecessors, but offer improvements and upgrades when it comes to software and hardware.

Past reports have revealed that the two new iPhones will have a new Apple chip under the hood. If you’re wondering if it will remain a dual-core processor or be upgraded to a quad-processor, if reports are to be believed, it will be neither. Reports say that the new A9 chip will be a triple-core processor. Apart from being more powerful, the two are also said to be tougher. The two are said to be constructed out of Series 7000 aluminium, which will prevent users from easily bending the new iPhones. Force Touch (a feature that can easily distinguish a soft tap from a hard tap) is said to be on board. Force Touch is currently only available with the Apple Watch. One of the most anticipated upgrades offered by the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus are their cameras. The two are expected to sport a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The current iPhones only come with 8-megapixel and 2-megapixel camera combos. The two new iPhones are also expected to come with 2 GB of RAM, which is two times more than the 1 GB of RAM on board the current iPhones. Lastly, the two are expected to come with higher-capacity batteries.

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Apple iPhone 6S to come with triple-core A9 chip coupled with 2 GB of RAM under the hood?

We’ve learned from previous reports that under the hood of the unannounced Apple iPhone 6S will be the new A9 chip, but what is unclear is whether the CPU will be of the dual-core or the quad-core type. Now, a benchmark result is saying that the new processor will neither be a dual-core or quad-core, but a triple-core processor instead. It also reveals that 2 GB of RAM will be on board.

Triple-core A9 chip coupled with 2 GB of RAM

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Chinese-speaking MyDrivers is responsible for leaking the Geekbench benchmark test results. The alleged benchmark shows a prototype of the Apple iPhone 6S, tested single-core and multi-core tests. It reveals that the triple-core A9 chip comes with each core clocked at 1.5 GHz as well as 2 GB of RAM.

The Apple iPhone 6S prototype with its A9 chip triple-core processor scored 1811 in the single-core test. This beats the HTC One M9 with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor, which scored 1232, and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with its Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor, which scored 1492.

In the multi-core test, however, it was a different story. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge scored 5077, dominating the competition.

Going back to the RAM, earlier reports claimed that the iPhone 6S would come with 2 GB of RAM. Then an alleged Geekbench result revealed that it was only 1 GB of RAM and not 2. Now, with this new result, we’re back to 2 GB of RAM. This would mean that the new iPhone may look like its predecessor, but it will have more processing power to offer.

Apart  from the newly leaked A9 triple-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, rumoured Apple iPhone 6S  specs include a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera (a significant upgrade compared to the 8-megapixel snapper on the iPhone 6) and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera (another significant upgrade compared to the 2-megapixel front-facing camera of its predecessor). It is also expected to be slightly thicker than its predecessor, but not so much that users would have to buy new cases for the new iPhone.

So when will we get to see the Apple iPhone 6S? Apple is expected to officiallt unveil the 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 6S alongside the 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 6S Plus on the 9th of September.

Of course, since we can’t verify if the benchmark result is authentic, treat this information like any other rumour – with a pinch of salt.

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Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus Force Touch components enter mass production?

According to a report, Force Touch components for the Apple iPhone 6S and the Apple iPhone 6S Plus are now in mass production.

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This is according to a report from DigiTimes. According to the site:

Touch panel supply chains of the iPhone 6 have stepped up shipments for the next generation iPhone, with shipments of the new Apple smartphones expected to reach 36-40 million in the third quarter and 50 million in the fourth quarter, according to supply chain sources.

The supply chains started shipping Force Touch modules in small amounts for the new iPhone in June, and began ramping up the shipments in July, the sources said.

TPK recently noted it was heading into mass production for Force Touch technology in July, although it did not specify which customer the supply would go to. The company added its revenues are expected to increase 50% on quarter in the third quarter.

The sources added they estimate iPhone shipments in 2015 will reach 230 million.

According to past reports, the Apple iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus will look similar to their predecessor in terms of design, but the two new iPhones are rumoured to come with a few upgrades. Aside from sporting a Force Touch panel (debuted in the Apple Watch), the two are expected to sport the new A9 chip, 2 GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Furthermore, they are said to be clad in 7000-series aluminium, which is more robust than the aluminium used on the current iPhones. The two are expected to make their official debut in September.

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Front panel of Apple iPhone 6S leaked – no changes with iPhone 6 seen

Design-wise, the yet to be announced Apple iPhone 6S and Apple iPhone 6S Plus are expected to look exactly the same as their predecessors, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Now, alleged leaked photos of the iPhone 6S’ front panel confirm this.

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The photos were leaked by French-speaking NWE, a site known for leaking accurate information on unannounced devices.

The photos seem to show that the panels for the iPhone 6S are now in production, suggesting that other components are also now in production. This could also be the same case for the iPhone 6S Plus. Apart from suggesting that components for the two are already in production, they also seem to confirm that the upcoming iPhones will look exactly the same as their predecessors, just like the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5S.

As for specs, the iPhone 6S is expected to sport a 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels, while the iPhone 6S Plus is said to come with a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Everything else will remain the same, such as the new A9 chip, 2 GB of RAM, and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with 4K video recording capabilities.

Apple is expected to officially and launch the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus in September.

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Apple iPhone 6S to be thicker than iPhone 6, according to leaked schematics

We’ve learned from previous reports that the iPhone 6S will be released by Apple sometime in September, but the question is, how different will it be compared to the iPhone 6. If a leaked schematic (see below) is to believed, it will be thicker than the current iPhone.

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The alleged iPhone 6S schematic was leaked by Japanese-speaking Engadget Japan. It shows that the upcoming iPhone will be 7.10 mm thick. The current iPhone 6 is 6.9 mm.

So why will the iPhone 6S be thicker than the iPhone 6? There are several reasons why the Cupertino firm chose to go with a slightly thicker housing. One would be the new iPhone is rumoured to house a larger battery to keep the lights on for a long time. Another possibility is the rumoured higher screen resolution, which requires a slightly thicker lamination. Yet another possibility is the inclusion of the rumoured Force Touch (first seen on the Apple Watch) layer, which would also require a slightly thicker screen. Lastly, the iPhone 6S could be thicker than the iPhone 6 due to its rumoured 12-megapixel camera. The current iPhone sports an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera that protrudes from the back. If an 8-megapixel camera results in a slight bulk, what more if Apple goes for a 12-megapixel sensor.

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