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KGI Securities says the Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to have A9 chip, 2GB RAM and 12MP camera

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KGI Securities says the Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to have A9 chip, 2GB RAM and 12MP camera
KGI Securities is the home to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has provided many accurate leaks about the iPhone, the iPad and the Apple Watch. The securities firm has just released some information about the next iteration of the iPhone, which it says will be called the Apple iPhone 6s. While Kuo's name isn't mentioned in the report, we have to take that leap of faith and assume that much of the following information originates from him.

According to KGI, the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus will both come with Force Touch on the screen. The feature which is found on the Apple Watch, allows the display to measure how hard you are pressing on it. The screen will read a hard touch to be a different input than a regular touch of the screen. This allows new features to be offered for both models of the iPhone 6s. KGI also is in the camp that says that Apple will not be releasing a 4-inch version of the iPhone 6s for those who are nostalgic for the smaller screen size.

KGI says that the Apple iPhone 6s will feature a 4.7-inch screen while the Apple iPhone 6s Plus will carry a 5.5-inch display. Both will be powered by the Apple A9 chipset and will contain 2GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The rear camera on both models will be 12MP. And Apple will add a rose gold color similar to the shade used on the $17,000 Apple Watch Edition timepiece. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will start mass production in late August, according to KGI, with 80 million to 90 million units expected to be sold in 2015.

To prevent bending, the new models will use Series 7000 aluminum. As we told you when a similar rumor popped up last month, this material is employed on the Apple Watch and is 60% stronger than the currently used metal. And sapphire glass is once again rumored to adorn at least some of the new iPhone models. If Apple's suppliers can have a decent yield of the stuff, sapphire glass should be applied to the display on the Apple iPhone 6s Plus. Another KGI source says that a special limited edition of the iPhone 6s Plus will use the material.

The report says that in order to keep Apple Pay on a fast growth track, Touch ID has been improved on the phones. KGI sees the smaller Apple iPhone 6s outselling the Apple iPhone 6s Plus by a 2 to 1 margin.

So that is KGI's early look at the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. We're sure that this will be revised and re-issued with more new info once we start moving closer to the expected September unveiling of the new models. And keep checking in because you never know when the next iPhone might be spotted. Believe it or not, legit pictures of the Apple iPhone 6 leaked last year in March, almost 6 months before the unveiling. Of course, we had to wait the 6 months before we could say for sure that the images from back in March were for real!



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posted on 12 May 2015, 03:33 15

1. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Every Apple product has at least a few serious defects.

The next iPhone won't bend, but it'll have another equally glaring issue. Apple and quality have always been strange bedfellows.

posted on 12 May 2015, 03:41 10

3. mynameisPZee (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


You mean the same way you and making sensible comments have always been strange bedfellows.

At least Wait till its release before making your unfounded allegations.

Its a shame that this website as been overtaken by trolls, well maybe cos they want page views and clicks. However, it won't bode well for them in the long run, its time to clean things up.

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:00 4

14. Finalflash (Posts: 2769; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yea he may be over the top, but the fact that they are using a stronger casing for the next iPhone to fix the bending problem means that all current iPhones are affected by the bending issue. If it was a minor component change for strengthening certain joints then it would be a non-issue as that improvement could be done in current phones being made. But this proves that Bendgate wasn't overblown and may actually be understated.

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:07 4

19. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


It was definitely understated. We have to remember that most media sites have to say nice things about Apple products else they get a one-way ticket to the blacklist. That means no more invitations and pre-release devices.

posted on 12 May 2015, 11:37 1

66. Pulkit1990 (Posts: 46; Member since: 08 May 2014)


most android phones have lot of issues(Samsung has the most) , all products have issues but iPhones have relatively less one's.

posted on 12 May 2015, 13:30

75. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Do you have any proof of your assertions?

Apple is the most technologically inept company in the world.

posted on 19 May 2015, 02:08

78. Pulkit1990 (Posts: 46; Member since: 08 May 2014)


i have a s**tty s5 in my drawer that lags more than it works .

posted on 19 May 2015, 02:11

79. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Nothing lags more than an Apple device that's updated to the newest software version.

posted on 12 May 2015, 05:33 2

41. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


This doesn't prove anything. Making the phone stronger doesn't mean millions of users were suffering from bent iPhones. It just means they're making it stronger. Even if bending is a non-issue for over 99.99% of iPhone users, avoiding another bendgate internet sensation is well worth the change in casing.

posted on 12 May 2015, 09:13 4

61. miket1737 (Posts: 2366; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


How ironic though, iFixit who has seen over a million devices claim and say that infact Apple products last the longest out of any other device and that a Samsung device is 2-3x more likely to break before a Apple product (some defect)

posted on 12 May 2015, 03:41 3

4. vincelongman (Posts: 4102; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


To be fair, its an issues with other OEMs too, not just Apple
E.g. Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, ... have also had similar issues

posted on 12 May 2015, 05:39 1

43. joeytaylor (Posts: 410; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


When have others gad similar issues?

posted on 12 May 2015, 11:41 1

68. Pulkit1990 (Posts: 46; Member since: 08 May 2014)


xperia z used to bend (google search ) , S4,s5 lagged like s**t , Nexus have poor battery and camera while HTC has the worst camera ever .

posted on 12 May 2015, 03:42 11

5. magnanimus (Posts: 525; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Its naive to think just the iPhone has these defects. All phones do. Apple's problems just seem to catch light more because its more popular than the other brands

posted on 12 May 2015, 03:58 10

12. Iodine (Posts: 1303; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


They are far more hated than the other brands.

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:09 7

20. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


I hate them for providing shoddy products.

Their updates made my mom's iPad 3 lag like s**t that I want to kill myself whenever I hear her complain about how much her iPad is lagging.

Their update permabricked my 2009 macbook pro.

I have never seen a company so inept at engineering in my life.
Apple makes good-looking products for 12-year-old girls, but I'd rather take an ugly OS that's reliable over Apple's girly designs.

Windows and Android are both far more stable than any Apple counterpart.

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:20 6

22. gaming64 (unregistered)


Lel I have an iPad 2. Used it for three years. No PROBLEM so far. Your problems might be because of software issues. Btw you're only one in a few people who experienced this problem so dont make it too harsh :)

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:23 6

27. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Few people?

It is well-known that Apple updates make your device worse.
Perhaps it's because they're trying to get you to updrade your device. Maybe it's because they suck at software development. Maybe it's both.

Whatever the reason, I'd rather get Windows and Android and avoid the headache.

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:33

31. gaming64 (unregistered)


Bear in mind that the iPad 3 is a 2011 tablet so it obviously makes sense that it would slow down, you ignorant fool.

posted on 12 May 2015, 07:55 4

52. SamDH1 (Posts: 411; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)


Is he really ignorant? I know many devices from 2011 that are running strong today in the Android world. Why should he have to be forced to upgrade due to the company forcing the product to lag from updates? Apple should optimize the software for older devices, too.

posted on 12 May 2015, 08:12

55. gaming64 (unregistered)


I have seen the 4s and the iPad 2+ iPad 3 and I sh!+ you not these iDevices work pretty well. But the way he acted was out of ignorance.

posted on 12 May 2015, 11:42 3

69. Pulkit1990 (Posts: 46; Member since: 08 May 2014)


Find an 2011 Android tablet that still runs strong .

posted on 12 May 2015, 12:46 1

71. miket1737 (Posts: 2366; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Yeah there running strong becauss they dont get updated and are stuck on the OS Version the device came with lol.... my nexus 7 2013 on lollipop has issues and slowdowns. Lollipop has screwed and even bricked quite a few nexus devices. Galaxy Note 2 isnt even seeing lollipop, at least Apple products from. Few years ago get the latest updates with security enhancements and vice versa

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:21 6

25. magnanimus (Posts: 525; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


My dad owns an iPad 3 and it works just fine for him. Bear in mind this is a 2012 product and it works better than my 2014 Note 10.1.

Also, I happen to own a windows notebook, android smartphone and tablet and an iPod, and I'd like to tell you Apple's software is amazing IMO. The iPod has 512Mb of ram and runs on an A5 and it works almost on par with my Moto X. I like to think that's a software engineering feat of some sort.

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:25 10

28. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


It's not. Ram capacity only determines how many apps you can have in the background, not how smooth the machine operates. Speed is determined by RAM speed/bandwidth.

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:49 4

34. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Wow, your post is self contradictory. You lost all credibility on this.

More RAM means apps don't have to reload all the time and that also determines how fast an app loads from memory. Saying RAM doesn't determine how fast a computer performs is complete horses**t

posted on 12 May 2015, 09:09 2

59. miket1737 (Posts: 2366; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Lol AppleCultist just self owned himself here so hard. His mom doesnt have a iPad, Applecultilst hasnt played with a iOS device in years. His mom has a Android tablet from CVS pharmacy that has over 50 security vulnerabilities in it

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:54 2

35. magnanimus (Posts: 525; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Did you purposely miss out the part I mentioned the A5. For comparison sake, that came out with the iPhone 4S and rivalled the galaxy S2. No owner of a Galaxy S2 (or even S3) will admit to their phone running just fine.

Also, RAM does dictate how smooth a machine operates (-_- ) even more so than the processor. If you dont know why I would kindly advice you brush up on your knowledge

posted on 12 May 2015, 08:00 1

54. SamDH1 (Posts: 411; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)


YEP. Better processor always beats better RAM. Also, iOS doesn't rely on RAM, which is pretty clear. But their processors are pretty sweet for their software and the apps.

This can be seen on PC's too. To create a model and render on an i5 takes almost twice as long as an i7 processor, both with 16gb of RAM.

But it is time for Apple to upgrade the RAM. Stutters and lag is visible now I think.

posted on 12 May 2015, 10:23

65. magnanimus (Posts: 525; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I never stated that a better RAM > better processor. But how well a smartphone runs is more dependent on RAM than it is processor as far as the processor can handle that X amount of RAM. A smartphone with a SD 615 and 2GB RAM will run smoother than one with SD 800 and 1GB of RAM.

This is because the memory needed by background processes like redrawing the homescreen, managing notifications, maintaining wireless connections etc is more abundant. Granted the weaker processor cant run apps faster but it is more than enough to run the UX.

I would advice you guys actually read up on RAM. Its importance is often downplayed a lot (its not just to keep a lot of apps open).

Another misconception about iOS not relying on RAM is wrong, its just efficient in its management of RAM which is the result of amazing software.

posted on 13 May 2015, 13:25

76. Pulkit1990 (Posts: 46; Member since: 08 May 2014)


well if RAM becomes full then os has to either free up RAM or in Desktop Case use secondary Storage .

posted on 12 May 2015, 13:06

74. UglyFrank (Posts: 1580; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


iOS doesn't multitask (except for their services and audio). Try uploading files to Dropbox in the background......

posted on 12 May 2015, 11:39 1

67. Pulkit1990 (Posts: 46; Member since: 08 May 2014)


Since you have problem with ever Apple product , i would say you are just a troll and has never actually owned any of their product.

posted on 12 May 2015, 03:42 4

6. eggimage (Posts: 79; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)


Did you selectively "forget" that the fresh new galaxy S6 & edge bend just as much, as well as the fact that all other phones in the market have different flaws. Or are you only seeing defects in iphones because you don't know much about the gadgets and just mindlessly follow the trend of apple bashing because it makes you feel "different" & "awake" :)

posted on 12 May 2015, 06:37

47. BReND0 (Posts: 74; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I dont care for stronger aluminum. I mean if they are gonna upgrade the back camera. Alcan they at least upgrade the front shooter as well. 5 megapixel wide angle at least. Jesus. Its 2015 apple come on !!!!! That would be innovation. Oh yeah and a 6 ft charging cord please.

posted on 12 May 2015, 06:56

48. androtaku (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


and samsung will then copy that defects immediately in their S7,and make it worse

posted on 12 May 2015, 10:05 1

64. waddup121 (unregistered)


WE MADE IT! 2GBS RAM AND 12MP CAMERA?

And I thought I Wouldn't see the day...

posted on 12 May 2015, 03:37

2. SIGPRO (Posts: 1371; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


This news/leak was published on PA almost 2 weeks ago, it was like 5 minutes on this website.
After 5 minutes or so it was removed!
Probaly the news is true and Apple insisted PA to remove the article!

posted on 12 May 2015, 03:43 5

7. TheGunnyPT (Posts: 252; Member since: 12 Feb 2015)


Not really interested in Apple until they start catching up in terms of tech.

Not that I'm against iOS or Apple itself (At work I use a macbook and I design apps for iOS) thing is I really get bottlenecked by that 1GB with my iPhone 6 on the browser or when I start switching around apps from work (Evernote,browser to view files,e-mail box,dropbox)

posted on 12 May 2015, 03:44 2

8. magnanimus (Posts: 525; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


The iPhone already works fine with 1GB of RAM and 8mp camera. Cant wait to see how well it'll do with 2GB and a MP upgrade

posted on 12 May 2015, 07:05 2

49. ph00ny (Posts: 1164; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Um it does not work fine with 1GB of RAM

Having safari tabs reload almost every single time is an annoying issue. Remember RAM does not mean less efficient it just means it can do more

posted on 12 May 2015, 03:48

10. eggimage (Posts: 79; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)


As far as I've heard, Kuo's "insiders" have most been busted and caught recently. I'd not jump right in and think the rumors came from him now

posted on 12 May 2015, 03:50

11. SIGPRO (Posts: 1371; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


The new iphone can have 12MP camera but the sensor will be small, so it does not matter if you put 100MP in a device if the sensor is small and software not optimized.......it will be crap!

posted on 12 May 2015, 05:06 1

36. tnuc2014 (Posts: 223; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


You obviously know nothing about the iPhone then, because it has consistently been among the best smartphone cameras in terms of real world performance.

Samsung & LG have raised the bar recently, so yes Apple will need to do something to stay in touch, especially with regards to low light photography.

My feeling is Apple will lose ground with regards to the camera in the iPhone 6S, but it will not be crap. It will just not be as good an all rounder as the camera on the GS6 or G4.

posted on 12 May 2015, 05:08

37. SIGPRO (Posts: 1371; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Sure but still it can't beat the pureview phones from Nokia/MS!

posted on 12 May 2015, 05:35 1

42. tnuc2014 (Posts: 223; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


That's a very good point too. Lumia is consistently left out of camera comparisons on PA.

posted on 12 May 2015, 09:12

60. miket1737 (Posts: 2366; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Of course it can, taking photos and stills is just one aspect of a camera. The 6 Plus and 6 absolutely annihilate the Lumia in video recording, 6 and 6 plus and any modern day android flagship have so much more smoother video and much better video stabilization then the Lumia series. Video on lumia is quite bad compared to its still taking prowess but even then Lumia doesnt succeed in all catorgories. (I.e purple tinge sky) vice versa

posted on 12 May 2015, 03:59 6

13. bur60 (Posts: 832; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Welcome to 2010 Apple!

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:21

24. gaming64 (unregistered)


It's 2015. Don't be a dumbass.

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:23 4

26. magnanimus (Posts: 525; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Its close minded to think only hardware matters

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:02

15. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Finally a small to okay special bump

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:03

16. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Spec **

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:03

17. E34V8 (Posts: 84; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)


Wait what? But you don't need 2 gigs of RAM. At least that's what Apple has been saying (and using swap at the same time). Maybe they will stop using swap. That should solve the nasty slow downs in heavy usage.

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:06 1

18. Iodine (Posts: 1303; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


The A9 will be a big upgrade in performance especially with FinFet. There will be no competition. LPDDR4 is nice efficiency boost as well. Force touch will open new software possibilities, no platform can match. And camera will be top notch too.... Can't wait, but the big question is the battery capacity and I expect a nice boost from this years iPhones !

posted on 12 May 2015, 05:44

45. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


Note 5 my dear friend but yes...It does sound like that the new iPhone will be a good all round phone :)

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:18 1

21. gaming64 (unregistered)


Killer iPhone :D This might be the next hit phone from Apple.

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:30 2

29. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Perhaps if you're delusional.

Sane people would say the sales will disappoint.

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:42 2

32. ninja_master (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Tell that to iphone 6 you fool!

posted on 12 May 2015, 04:42 2

33. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


iPhone 6 had a bigger screen than previous iPhones.

There is little reason to upgrade now.

posted on 12 May 2015, 09:17 2

63. miket1737 (Posts: 2366; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Completly avoiding his question though, iPhone sales have never been a dissapointment. Every single year, iPhone is the most sold individual smartphone on the planet and that is just #facts

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