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

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!

Thanks for the tip!



1. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 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.

3. mynameisPZee

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 05, 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.

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

19. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 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.

66. Pulkit1990

Posts: 46; Member since: May 08, 2014

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

75. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Do you have any proof of your assertions? Apple is the most technologically inept company in the world.

78. Pulkit1990

Posts: 46; Member since: May 08, 2014

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

79. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

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

41. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5813; Member since: Feb 10, 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

43. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

When have others gad similar issues?

68. Pulkit1990

Posts: 46; Member since: May 08, 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 .

5. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 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

12. Iodine

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

They are far more hated than the other brands.

20. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 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.

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 :)

27. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 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.

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.

52. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 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.

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.

69. Pulkit1990

Posts: 46; Member since: May 08, 2014

Find an 2011 Android tablet that still runs strong .

25. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

28. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 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.

34. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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

35. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 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

54. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 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.

65. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

76. Pulkit1990

Posts: 46; Member since: May 08, 2014

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

74. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

67. Pulkit1990

Posts: 46; Member since: May 08, 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.

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