Apple partners have begun the production of the iPhone 6S and its bigger sibling 6S Plus. On Wednesday, 9to5Mac reported that both the upcoming devices would look similar to their predecessors, except a minor difference in the thickness and width of the iPhone 6S. Now a Foxconn employee has leaked the manufacturing schematic, revealing the features and specs of the device.
iPhone 6S to feature 12MP camera, 2GB RAM
Weibo user KJuma, who claims to be a Foxconn employee, has since removed the document, but not before it had started doing rounds all over the Web. The leaked document suggests that the iPhone 6S is known as N66 while 6S Plus is called N71. Both the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will feature a 12-megapixel main camera, support for 4K video recording, and 240-fps slow motion capabilities.
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The current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus also boast of 240-fps video, but they are limited to 1080 resolution. Sources familiar with the matter told 9to5Mac that the new devices won’t get the much-rumored dual-lens camera, but the upgrade from 8MP to 12MP is still significant. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a respectable track record of revealing features of Apple products ahead of their launch, said in May that the new iPhones will feature a 12-megapixel main camera.
Foxconn workers have leaked iPhone details in the past
The document leaked by Foxconn employee points to an upgraded 5-megapixel front camera in the new iPhones. The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will use a new Qualcomm ‘9X35’ Gobi Category 6 4G LTE modem. This modem can deliver a theoretical top download speed of 300 Mbps, compared to 150 Mbps in the iPhone 6. The new iPhones will be powered by 2GB RAM, A9 processor and iOS 9.
Foxconn workers have a pretty good track record of leaking accurate details about Apple devices. However, this leaked document does not mention the front camera details discovered in the source code of iOS 9 last month. App developer Hamza Sood found in iOS 9 that front camera in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will have panorama shots, flash, and slow motion.