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.
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%).