Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus rumor round-up: specs, features, price and release date

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are expected to put focus on camera, come with new Force Touch functionality, and run on iOS 9…
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216. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

well you're in luck cause Nintendo stared making mobile games this year none have been released yet but still they're making them. and give n.o.v.a 3 or vanglory or infinity blade a go you wont be disappointed i promise.

312. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Better specs would still lead to a better running OS. That is fact. Forcing an App to run in 512MB of RAM all this time later is just dump. You also arent considering how much iOS crashes apps do to its low RAM. Do to the fact apps need more than 512MB of RAM to run properly. For all the money they have, the iPhone should be spec'd like an S6. Everytime the iPhone is losing in specs you say it doesnt matter, but when the iphoen is ahead...then it always matter all of a sudden.

180. gaming64 unregistered

Best clickbait article ever. My felllow iFans. Please don't make us look like idiots.

187. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Lol most of them on here are just way passed looking like idiots. I don't understand why you guys get so offended, like we're dancing on jobs grave, you have to spit in our face for just mentioning anything else other than Iproducts.

197. gaming64 unregistered

We just have strong brannd loyalty, that's why. We can't accept the fact that some phones are better than iPhones. In fact, I rather have an S6 or the smaller but still awesome 5S than an iPhone 6 cause of the issues it has.

208. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Finally someone who is a credible apple fan on here and not just a blind hater, just have a read through the bs on here posted by the apple guys. Take my hat off to you mate. Lol some people on here have lost my respect and credibility today.

213. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

i dont get it...who is the troll here? I just see a bunch (not all) of insecure android fans. I keep hearing about these isheeps and trolls etc but all i see on these forums in every apple article are butthurt android fans. Thats why every apple article generally has 60+ comments. If i ever make a website, im going to call it androidisthebest.com and just put apple articles in it. It would be the busiest website on the internets.

223. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Have another read mate, there's also android but hurt here of course but most apple arguments are illogical and 'just cos I don't have that feature or specs on my phone, then it sucks' attitude. Or it doesn't need it. Until they release it years after.

235. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Not true. It's the contrary.. Android fans saying "because yours doesn't have these features or specs, it sucks", while Apple fans are mostly saying "We don't care. Ours works quite well and the spec difference is unnoticeable." Then you have a preponderance of Android fans trying to shout them down.

201. OSarena

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 08, 2015

What I don't get is people saying "apple keeps making inferior products" how is it inferior when their products out perform most flagship phones? The iPhone is 1gb that can easily compete against the Note that has 3gb of ram.. That's what your paying for.. Not the ram but the power, the efficiency, to experience. We all know just because you have a 20 megapixel camera doesn't mean you will be able to take the best photos but apples 8 megapixel are more than enough, yes this year it's probably time to upgrade but before this year it was taking some of the best photos of any smartphone to date and you can check android authority for proof.

202. gaming64 unregistered

Some people are specs hungry

215. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's amazing how Apple has these sheep under their spell. 750p screen better than a 1080p equivalent because of software? Lol I'm sure.... Sigh miket

218. gaming64 unregistered

Dude the 6 Plus has a 1080p screen, what's your problem with them picking the iPhone 6 over others. Yes, there are other phones better than it but it's what we preferr and we don't give a darn about which phone you buy.

219. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Honestly I am just waiting for September to roll by...Ready to buy a new phone (on 5s at the moment)

220. faha1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

I phone 6s 2 GB Ram... edge to edge 5 inch 1080p or QHD wao display... 12 mega Pixel camera... [ and now one can compare others 50 mega pixel and result apple is always just awesome pics ]

221. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Force Touch is great as it creates a new lay of interaction without interrupting anything, 12 megapixel camera would be perfect, currently my 8 megapixel camera can take amazing photos just as good as Samsung or LG.. it is only when you start zooming in when the iPhone gets completely wiped, so a bump up in megapixel would be fantastic. 4K video? No..just no, not only are they HUGE, but most TV’s and services haven’t even caught up to 2k yet.. it would be a pointless show of force..thats a android thing.. not an Apple thing. 14nm is no surprise, and the 2gb of ram is due, iOS 8 brought a lot of new features that made the OS really heavy, and i think bumping up 2gb of ram could ensure future features will be more work more better, but at the sometime, if they can optimised iOS 9 enough they might ditch the 2gb and stay at 1gb.. And no Apple doesn’t rip you off.. the prices for phones aren’t base on their Specs, but their performance and experience. The iPhone at is current model can keep up with any flagship and look at is spec.. THATS INNOVATION, i count any phone can be able to do what apple does with such low spec.

224. xaugustx

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Sony xperia c4 is the best phone you could buy. Sony xperia z4 is the best phone money could buy. Huawei p8 is the most beautiful phone money could buy. Asus zenphone 2 is the second best but *cheapest-best" phone your money can buy. Android one is the best , most amazing *android made* phone you could buy under $90. Source - I've used all of them except the first and the second only in ces (z4 tablet) Ask me anything at goodheart7777@gmail.com or Instagram august McLaren

225. NightSurfer

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Comes September, there will be a tons of pre-owned iPhones 6 and 6+ flying to the resale store shelf and will be stuck there for years until the shopkeeper decide to burn them for good or sell at bargain price at no markup at all. Our country produced a lot of garbage every September. No one buys a second hand iPhone, in a country where having the latest gadgets is a status symbol.

232. tommyleg3nd

Posts: 1; Member since: May 15, 2015

Apple just lacks innovation at this point, and for someone who has never really knocked apple enough is enough. I look at Samsung as the leaders in innovation, built in wireless charging, rapid charging, ultra power saving mode, gear Vr for note 4 and s6(virtual reality headset), heart rate monitor, water resistant phones. Samsung and a few other companies have really been pushing the limits as to what there phones can do. I'm not bias at all, in fact I even owned iphones in past, but the main reason most long time iphone users switch to android is they just get bored of minimal advances year after year and some of these people have owned every iphone since 2007. I never compare raw specs of iphone to another high end android because there's no point, just look at how some of the of manufacturers are actually trying to make technological advances.

233. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

If you think wireless charging, rapid charging, ultra power saving mode, gear Vr for note 4 and s6(virtual reality headset), heart rate monitor, water resistant phones are so called "innovation" then thats sad, they are gimmicks, updates not real true "innovation". Apple tends only to adopted something when all the bugs and issues are sorted out, Sammy and other companies often push through things like wireless charging that at its current state has over 6 different standards, with no universal standard, which in the long run and cost them A lot of trouble.

242. Scorpion67 unregistered

So it's an iPhone manufactured by Samsung and designed by Apple?

243. torres.gabriel21

Posts: 1; Member since: May 18, 2015

Guys, what do you think about the final price of the unlocked new iphone 6 plus? i wonder if it will be likely $749 xD

245. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

... That is the price.. 6 is $650, 6 Plus is $750.

244. Scorpion67 unregistered

(iP5) released 2012. (iP6) released 2014. iP5 = 326 ppi display. iP6 = 326 ppi display. iP5 = 8MP camera. iP6 = 8MP camera iP5 = 1GB RAM. iP6 = 1GB RAM. iP5 = 1.2MP front camera. iP6 = 1.2MP front camera. iP5 = Dual-core 1.3 ghz. iP6 = Dual-core 1.4 ghz. The 6S is going to be an upgrade.

247. ben.r

Posts: 53; Member since: May 29, 2015

The 64-bit chip of the iPhone 6 is lightyears ahead of the iPhone 5's, and the camera is also considerably better. An upgrade doesn't always equate to numbers on a piece of paper.

254. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

actually, the A8 SoC is faster by less than 30 percent i believe in CPU tasks. However, the GPU, is MUCH faster. it is faster, but the big bump is only in GPU. The 6s is using either Samsung 14nm or TSMC 16nm, which will allow apple to clock the A9 chip much, much higher, or make the cpu become a quad core. Or they could keep it the same, and achieve much, much better efficiently

313. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No it isn't. It basically the same chipset with 64Bit added. It is ahead, but not lightyears ahead.

251. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

i have a small feeling that apple will cut the battery size significantly, to the new chips lower power consumption. Also, iPhone 6s is rumoured to have a 1080p amoled display, which would be so much more energy efficient than their current 740p screen. and iOS 9 sips less power. All these battery enhancements will cause apple, a company who is addicted to thinness, to cut the battery further, thus making a thinner iPhone. that is my guess. We may have a credit card thin iPhone if they went like a9 with a8 performance, 740p amoled, and samsung's new smaller battery tech (allows 180% smaller battery @ same capacity)

252. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Why does the iPhone cost so much with 2012 specs? Performance and Brand.. Performance.. With 2012 spec the IPhone always come out on the top 5 phones in everything from speed to graphs performance.. Its basicly running as fast and as strong as any android flagship.. because of IOS is a lot more tightly controlled and efficient than android thats open and needs a lot more power to provide the same performance. Second is Brand.. to maintain a strong brand you do have out price your competition.... the reason why flag ships cost so much isnt because of the hardware inside or its number of RAM, instead it is Performance and Brand.

253. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

no, apple iOS performance boost is a myth. iOS only has lower ram usage than android, and that's due to missing features. The cpu is really that good. With ram out of the way, the only thing needed for performance is SoC and fast storage. The Apple A8 chip is a 6 way superscalar, while the android SoCs are mostly 3 way superscalar. This means, clock for clock, the A8 chip performs 2x as good as a 6 way scaler, but uses 2x the energy doing so. Thats why apple doesn't clock it higher, due to design restrains. So a 1.4 ghz A8 chip = 2.8ghz dual core qualcomm chip. iOS only runs one app at a time, so only good single core performance is needed. in multi threaded apps, apple chips will lose out to the qualcomm chips. Brand is the only reason for the high price tag.
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