Apple iPhone 6s leak saga continues: new NFC chip and 16GB storage revealed

The Apple iPhone 6s leaks continue pouring on us like a summer rain, and this latest one reveals that the iPhone 6s will feature a new NFC chip that is likely to have a security part built right in the silicon. There are two other important revelations: first one is an image of an internal storage chip with a 16GB capacity that is a strong hint towards the new iPhone 6s family shipping with 16 gigs of storage for the base model, and the second one is exact dimensions for the new phones, showing a miniature change in sizes that is so minuscule that it basically means that current iPhone 6 cases should fit the iPhone 6s design. How reliable are these leaks? While one can never be 100% certain about leaked material that is not official, this latest leak comes from 9to5Mac, a website with practically an impeccable track record. Some of the analysis of the components show in this leaks also comes from the reliable Chipworks, a company we know best for its microscopic images of chips and their inner workings.

First, the new NFC chip in the iPhone 6S is made by NXP and has the 66VP2 model number, said to be an upgrade over the NXP 65V10 NFC module in the iPhone 6. One of its benefits is said to be that it has a secure chip built right in the main one, obliterating the need for a separate security chip required in the current iPhone 6. Overall, cutting chips where it's possible is one signature element of this new iPhone 6s family design - this way Apple can have more simplicity and, hopefully, more efficient power management.

Chip manufacturers that will retain their positions in the iPhone 6s are expected to be:
  • Cirrus Logic for the audio chip
  • Murata for the Wi-Fi module
  • RFMD, Triquint, Avago and Skyworks for wireless power amplifiers
  • Bosch and InvenSense accelerometer and gyroscope

The second big news is that we are likely to have no increase in the storage of the base iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models. A picture of a leaked early device shows a Toshiba flash chip built on the 19nm process with 16GB of capacity.

Finally, we are also learning that the iPhone 6s might be 0.13mm thicker than the iPhone 6s, a change related to the minimal added thickness for the Force Touch sensor. The 6S could also end up being 0.16mm taller than the current iPhone 6 and 0.13mm wider. Once again, we should stress that those are such miniature differences that users won't be able to see and feel in real use. Also, such small changes mean that current cases would still fit the new iPhone 6S.

source: 9to5Mac



1. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

I hope 32GB is the base storage.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yea with apps and updates growing increasingly large in size every day, the standard should be 32GB. 32-64-128GB

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No. 64 and 128 only.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It probably won't bro.

18. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

It won't happen. 16gb options pushes a buyer to go for higher storage models and pay extra. That increases a company's profit. As everyone's aware of Apple's greed, it won't happen anytime soon.

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

PA just had an article where Schiller justified 16GB. As long as fools keep buying them, Apple has no reason to do better.

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

If it has 4K camera then 16gb will be perfect for them to make you buy 64gb if you really want the new 6S. Its called smart marketing. 32gb model would be perfect and it would kill 64gb sales.

7. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I call it stealing no one could say 16gigs probably 8-10 gigs free are enough it's what always Apple is doing being a vampire sucking money out of pockets.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don't buy it then.

20. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Ofcourse he won't...

12. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Sorry but in 2015 and I am sorry but Ifans (I got an iPad are 2 64gb) Unlike any other hardware thing, can not say that 16gb is ok and the os does not need it and this can not be defended at all Reviews need to give 8 of 10 just for this on its own, it's just a cash in 100% and can not be defended in an review due to no sd card support or because they are using ufs (as they are not) You are paying for a top of range product 16gb just does not cut it in 2015

30. atlvideoguy

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

You would think that Apple Would make a better decision to make 32GB entry level, All the apps, and pics continue to get bigger and bigger.

31. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

It would be a really bad decision for them. They make s**tloads of money with their current pricing structure.

40. adeeb

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

I say 64gb should be standardised for all mobiles and tablets without memory expansion option.

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6. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Please Apple KILL 16gb & 8gb, All phones even low end phones should have 32gb Minimum in 2015.

8. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Not actually but when there's no SD 16gigs worth s**t.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Same old sh!t, hahahaha still no sdcard sloth!

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Slot, and most OEM's are moving away from them, just ask Samsung.

13. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Samsung only moved away as there is no sd card support for ufs 2.0 as the mem control as nothing to do with emmc, all ther other oem put one in as its an easy task as it just runs of the emmc 5.0 mem control and is the same type of mem and so on. I.e. It was not removed to make cash, that and they gave 32gb basic

17. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Other oem will have to move away soon as none China CPU's will only support ufs mem controllers like the 7420 to keep top speed from CPU to the mem control, so when that happens sd card are doa in the west It's why the Samsung s6 edge is way faster than the iPhone in basic tasks and opening apps and so on even when using vm and hi res screen and Apple having a better single core cpu

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I own the s6 and 6 plus, don't need you to tell me anything about em. I do my own comparisons, and both are great.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If you don't work for them, don't say what they did what for. Samsung is as greedy as Apple or any other OEM. Apples just the best at it. Get lost with that crap son.

22. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Atleast Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with 32GB base.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So what. 16 gig base hasn't hurt Apple. Take your beef up with them, not me. IDGAF mine is 64 gigs.

28. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Bro I meant 16GB non-expandable storage base model isn't sufficient for most people. In that Case they are forced to shell an extra $100 to get the 64GB. If they make the base 32GB it would be sufficient for most average people. I didn't mean to bash Apple.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I agree with you to be honest, it's just not a concern, partly cause my iCloud restores are over 32 gigs. I'm just not concerned with why these companies do some of the stuff they do. If it works for me, I'll buy. It's all good yo.

23. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope Ufs just does not support sd card readers, as its old tech and is part of emmc 5.0 spec, I.e. No emmc, no sd card support, I am not saying Samsung not greedy, I am just saying when they removed the sd card support they did not do it for greed as for a start it cost them way more to add it Also why you look at the design of phone (how it now made) and what parts come in there phones and with 16gb more basic included this year over last year, ther is 100% less greed than any other year before now with this year model

25. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Greed by Samsung per year and model 2015$$$. S6 2014$$$$$. S5 2013$$$$. S4 2012$$$$ s3 2011$$$ s2 2010$$$ s1 Apple for all iPhones $$$$$$$$$

26. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I would say that s6 is a bigger cash grab then sgs5, sgs6 wasn't worth the lose of memory card and waterproofing, and design is nearly identical, only difference is material, and Sony can make a waterproof metal phone, why can't Samsung?

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