Apple’s next-gen ‘iPhone 6S’ will be available in a luxury rose gold option, said well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a research note on Tuesday. Kuo has an exceptional track record of accurately predicting Apple’s unannounced plans about its future devices. KGI Securities has also revealed a bunch of other features that we’ll see in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
iPhone 6S to have 12MP camera, 2GB RAM
Ming-Chi Kuo noted that the rose gold casing color will match the Apple Watch Edition. However, he did not mention whether the rose gold iPhone 6S will be made up of actual gold. The next-gen iPhone might also feature an additional microphone to improve sound quality. Kuo said Apple will finally upgrade the camera to 12-megapixel in the iPhone 6S.
The iPhones have been stuck with 8MP camera resolution, though Apple has improved other aspects of the camera. A 2GB LPDDR4 RAM is also on Kuo’s list. He said that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6S Plus model will use scratch-resistant sapphire. However, the use of sapphire depends on whether the company could resolve the drop test issues.
Force Touch to be the biggest selling point of the iPhone 6S
KGI Securities reiterated its previous claim that the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will feature the Force Touch technology, which was first introduced with Apple Watch. Ming-Chi Kuo said Force Touch will be the biggest selling point of the iPhone 6S, and it may even prompt the current generation iPhone owners to upgrade.
Force Touch allows users to interact with the interface in a variety of novel ways. App developers are expected to take advantage of the feature. However, Kuo cautioned that the feature could be one of the biggest hurdles in the supply chain. The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are expected to feature an upgraded A9 processor manufactured by Samsung.
The analyst also rubbished the rumors of a 4-inch iPhone this year. He said Apple will begin mass production of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. KGI Securities predicts Apple to sell 80-90 million units of its new iPhones through the end of 2015.