iPhone 6S Survey: Consumer Excited About Better Camera

A series of rumors and leaks over the past few weeks point to September 9 launch of Apple’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. As consumer excitement around the forthcoming devices continues to grow, Protect Your Bubble, which offers protection plans for gadgets, conducted a survey to see what rumored new features in iPhone 6S users are most excited about.

iPhone 6S Survey: Consumer Excited About Better Camera

Users not much excited about Force Touch

Protect Your Bubble surveyed more than 625 people across the country. About a third (32%) respondents said they were looking forward to an improved 12-megapixel main camera in the new phones. It was followed by a more durable frame (20%), and a faster A9 processor (20%). Surprisingly, Force Touch was not even among the top three features. It lends credibility to a recent report by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, which indicated that Force Touch was unlikely to drive the iPhone 6S sales.

Besides an improved 12-megapixel main camera, the iPhone 6S is expected to bring radical changes to the front snapper. App developer Hamza Sood has discovered in the iOS 9 source code that the front camera will be capable of recording 1080p videos. The source code also suggested that the front camera in iPhone 6S will boast of a flash that will allow users to take better selfies in low-light conditions.

Users expect a better battery in iPhone 6S

Apple is determined to avoid the bendgate-like scenario this time. The company will use a high-grade Series 7000 aluminum in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus to make the new phones sturdier. Protect Your Bubble said 47% of the survey participants currently own the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Another 48% own either the iPhone 5 or 5S.

Protect Your Mobile U.S. managing director Stacey Vogler said though consumers are excited about a better camera, at least 29% of respondents wanted to see improvements in battery life. That’s not surprising as people are often glued to their smartphones. On a lighter note, 36% of participants said they wanted Siri’s voice to be changed to Jennifer Lopez, followed by their own voice (24%), and their spouse (20%).

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