Housing for Apple iPhone 6s leaks revealing changes inside, but no changes outside

Housing for Apple iPhone 6s leaks revealing changes inside, but no changes outside
This fall, Apple is expected to launch the Apple iPhone 6s and the Apple iPhone 6s Plus. A tipster inside Apple's supply chain has sent out images of what is alleged to be the housing for the next-generation iPhone models. The inside of the housing reveals that new mounting points will be used for the motherboard. This dovetails with earlier reports that said Apple would be using a combination of System in Package technology (SiP) and a PCB for the next iPhone models, before eliminating the PCB completely with the 2016 iPhones. Using a SiP saves space that Apple could use to house larger capacity batteries in its smartphones.

Despite a recent patent filing made by Apple for a material that would make antenna lines look like the metal housing of the phone, the lines show up on the pictures of the new housing. Microphones, speakers and connector ports will remain in the same exact places, looking exactly the same as they do on the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The pictures also reveal that Apple will not be using a dual camera system as some have predicted. This could mean that we will see the rear camera protruding again on the next-generation iPhone models. We do expect to see a bump in the rear camera to 12MP from the current 8MP.

Inside, the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6s Plus are both expected to come with the Force Touch feature that allows the screen to react differently to a soft touch and a harder touch on the glass. Force Touch is currently used on the Apple Watch, and many believe that it will be a big sales driver for the new iPhone models. 

Meanwhile, you can check out a series of photos showing the housing for the next-gen iPhone handsets by clicking on the slideshow below.

source: 9to5Mac



1. mannyfs

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

i really like apple for doing this, i won't feel outdated with my 6 plus since it looks the same on the outside. i also like how apple releases os updates across all phones at the same time, not leaving anyone behind.

4. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Apple can do all improvements in single generation, they just keep things for next generation so that customers will have reason to upgrade. With 5S only it could have gone for 2gb RAM, just to make it future proof and better camera and so on. Also keep you 6 plus safe it might bend.

38. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

"But no changes on the outside". I think everyone knows that already.

21. waddup121 unregistered


30. Simona unregistered

Everythin all this is for their brainwashed customers .. they used to it and it is fixed in their brains so they will be jumping from excitement.. And in reality they has no idea all is just marketing tricks , gimmicks etc.. All same no changes just one component added and saying 6S innovation and isheep baaaaaa baaaaa OMGGG YEAH am buyin it .. for grand

2. BruceLeeRoyJenkins

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

The new iPhone 6 design isn't one of my favorites, the iPhone 5 has a much better design language

5. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

iPhone 5 & 5s > iPhone 4 & 4S > iPhone 6 & 6 Plus > Before 4 (lol) iPhone 5s' because of 16:9 screen ration compared to iPhone 4, but both of them share the same design language. iPhone 6s' are...idk to rounded and boring compared to 5s' and 4s' (IMHO) :) From a Lumia 1020 user :D

11. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

iPod 5th would be better than 6

31. Simona unregistered

Exactly ip 5/5S best

3. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Why apple logo is cut out not engraved? Will it have macbook like glowing logo?

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Nope, the logo is cut out on current 6 models as well. But they put polished metal embedded logo into it (http://cdn.iphoneincanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2​014/08/iphone_6_embedded_logo.jpg)

17. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

ohhh thanks. Anyway macbook like logo would look supercool.

22. LetThereBeLight

Posts: 113; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Definitely. I don't really understand why haven't any of the phone companies done that before, especially Apple who already have the back lit logo on macbooks. I believe it would be a huge advantage to sell them. I mean only a visual design gimmick but still, could be awesome and who knows it could work as a notifier with flashing or who knows... really don't understand...

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Maybe because the iPhone has such terrible batterylife, that adding a lite in the logonisnt a good idea.

43. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

The lit back logo in a Macbook isn't an extra light. It uses the back light of the lcd. Which would be nearly impossible to do so on a smartphone, since it would mean they can not use the space behind the screen where the logo is. Or otherwise they would have to place an extra led

26. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Their latest macbook doesn't have a back lit logo.

7. Leandronb

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

no front facing speakers. i pass.

14. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

lol you were expecting front facing speakers on the iphone? That may be the innovation of the iphone 7s or 8s.

8. TheDorkLord

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

I feal like apple would have made a larger profit if the iPhone 6 was 4 inches and the 6 plus was 5. Not exactly related to this article but you know, just a thought.

9. HildyJ

Posts: 338; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Once again, nine months of sexy iRumors have fallen by the wayside. Why am I not surprised? What's left is force touch, which watch reviewers have found both inn ovative and frustrating as there is no Apple promulgated way that apps should respond and even the OS isn't consistent. Other than that, it's a normal, incremental refresh - newer chips, better battery, better camera - that any of us could have predicted a year . . . no, two years ago. In fact, I have no idea what the 7 will bring but I bet that in September/October of 2017 the 7s will be announced with . . . wait for it . . . newer chips, better battery, and a better camera.

15. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Force touch is a relatively new input method that hasn't even gone mainstream and we can't even base the Apple Watch as a good example (the small real estate), for a smartphone this will align as more developers adopt it and that won't be far off. We've had people like you sir talking crap about the fingerprint scanner when it came out with the 5s and now every Android flagship (any flagship for that matter) either has or should have one, not to mention how it turned out to be a cornerstone for mobile payments and even Google is realizing it now. So cut Force Touch some slack.

33. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah but fingerprint scanner is only an option for many they don't even lock their phones not to mention you need to using it to unlock your phone with one hand is really annoying. Force touch brings not much options anyway what's the use hard touches could be sth like right click on desktop no that won't be sth exciting and there will be no games using that either well not much games.

54. HildyJ

Posts: 338; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

My point on force touch is that there is no Apple dictate stating what the OS or an app should do when it detects it. If there was a standard such as a force touch would always bring up a menu or serve as a back button or switch to the previous app or whatever, as long as it's consistent, it would make the feature less of a toy and more of a tool.

10. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

The sheep will love it, cause they don't like changes.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don't like change.

12. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

material that looks like metal, but allows for wireless reception? they not gonna implement this feature? those antena line on iPhone 6 looks horrible. They know how to make a beautiful device before iPhone 6.

13. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

No suprise here.

16. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

If iPhone 6s will be even exactly like iPhone 6 (that I have) I will buy it.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It will look just like it, but have beefed up internals.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

2 gigs of DDR4, A9 tri core, force touch, 12meg/3meg rear and front cameras, all iOS 9 features, and I'm in line.

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