Leaked iPhone 6s schematics hint at the same 16-128 GB storage options, new SiP architecture

Leaked iPhone 6s schematics hint at the same 16-128 GB storage options, new SiP architecture
New iPhone 6s schematics have popped up, allegedly leaking the layout of Apple's upcoming A9 system chip, and indicating that the new iPhone will have unusually high number of improvements under the hood, despite keeping the same look and feel as the current iPhone 6

First off, the leaked chipset drawings indicate that Apple would indeed be employing a System in Package (SiP) technology along with a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) architecture. The SiP technology is used by Cupertino in the Apple Watch, and it allows for faster production of more compact and more efficient circuitry. If just a small part of the system turns out faulty, though, the whole package goes down the drain. In any case, the schematics also show that the CPU shielding cover has heat-dissipation fins that are just 1mm thin, and the processing package is about 15% smaller than the A8 system chip in the iPhone 6

There is also no baseband radio printed on the motherboard, and it will likely be a separate module, as usual. The most interesting for the average consumer thing we are eventually learning from these drawings, however, is that the iPhone 6s will still come in 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB versions, so any basic storage upgrades might eventually be left for next year's edition.

source: Weibo via G4Games

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iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Will there be a rose gold color?

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

16 GB is a joke in today's world, especially if they want to sell it as a flagship device. Well for that matter even a HD display IMHO is not flagship material.

8. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

With Music streaming, Photo and documents storage in the cloud.. there is nothing wrong with 16 GB... you can have hundreds of songs and photos without using any of your 16GB.. most 16GB units ive seen has been used by business, as they are mostly used for carrying documents, and used to communicate.

15. ultraomega

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Oh puuhleeaze! Do you use 16GB of cloud storage in one day? Some of us travel and don't have WIFI attached at the hip. Some pictures and video will quickly fill up 16GB. Cloud storage sucks as you need to be near a good WIFI signal for it to work economically. Not sure you have noticed, but many, many places have been locking their WIFI down. For many of us, daily cloud usage is not a workable option. 16GB was fine like 4 years ago.

19. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

I use my data plan. For many of us, it is a workable option unless we are pinching the pennies of our data plan. When I had my iPhone I always used my Flickr for photo storage and carried an ever-changing 200 song playlist. If I needed more local storage, I would pay for it.

26. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

You allready pay for it with the overpriced iphone price they just dont include the goods lol.

22. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

The Majority of mobile Users will have access to wifi most of the day either at work or at home, streaming music and photos are light enough to be used with your cellier as well. Cloud on the iPhone is great, yes has its flaws, but i use it with my 126GB phone and music and photos take up less than 5gb as most of it is in the cloud, which i have no issue viewing or listening though wifi or cellier. For iPhone users daily cloud usage is a very workable option, especially for business and universities who can afford the extra data packages, if they needed (i dont and i have a mid rage contract).

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Stop been an idiot most mobile user commute every day for 1 to 2 hours. just 1 hours of music streaming is 100 mb of data so over 30 days this alone is 3 gb of data. ( in north america Data plan price SUCK ) Photo maybe if you are not a heavy picture taking machine also its depend on your phone i guess with crappy 8mpix camera its take less than on 16 mpix per picture still its take about 1.5 to 3.5 mb easily so if you take 100 pic a day in vacation... ouch. The point here is i can have 256 gb Super speed SD card for 200$ put thats with a 100$ phone on contract and for 300$ i have 256 gb + 32 gb onboard and i still pay 50$ less than an iphone. ( i also get a much better camera , faster web browsing , longer laster battery and something called liberty to switch OEM as i wish. ) Its not a question of been able to afford it its a questions to not be idiot and pay more for less. PS: i change phone every 6 months so in the end its cost me much more than the average iphone user but thats my choice i like changing phone and giving the old one to family member.

48. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

57 minutes is the average commute. 2 hours of streaming music is on average of data per month over a 30 day period Most people work 5 days a week and rely on data much less in times of leisure. You also didn't factor in the use of AM/FM radio, which is still popular for people on the commute, even smartphone users. Dxomark.com shows us that the iPhone is more than comparable in image processing to devices made by other top line OEM's like Moto, Samsung, and Sony. You shouldn't even be talking about value proposition when the average Canadian wage converted by exchange rate is much higher than the average American's. You pay $26 dollars more for an iPhone, so don't cry about value proposition. There is only one iPhone and thousands of Android devices, so they have to be priced accordingly in a competitive market. I can afford to purchase a 64gb or 128gb device, but I don't because it is unnecessary for me. I also have a data plan of 6gb and live NYC with an 1hr 6m commute by public transport, so I fit the demographic. I use 4.5 to 5.5 in data on average. Your liberty is your choice. I don't care if you don't want an iPhone, but don't act like a petulant child because it works for millions of others. You are better than anyone because you buy a phone with more storage at a cheaper price, you are merely frugal and in tune with your own personal needs. Its preference not intelligence.

49. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

2 hours of streaming music is on average 3gb of data per month.* Most people don't listen to music the moment they walk out the door. There are too many variables missed by your conclusions.

63. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

In the rest of the world Data plan price are much better and no one not even Apple or samsung is going to stop and wait for north america to catch up, streaming and cloud are the future, we will use less and less storage on our devices as i have found out. Keep in mind the iPhone by december 2014, was pretty much unbeatable expect when it came to the Note where it was blown out of the water... and by December 2015, it will be the same Link iPhone 6 smashing the S5https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPlt8svrq1I The real question, is when will north america catch up to the 21st century.

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

With limited data bandwith a month ( from 1 to 6 gb ) you cannot do this you idiotic moron. 1 hours of streaming music is about 100 mb ( i listen easily 2 hours a day ) so just thats alone would eat 6 gb. Photo? about 3 to 5 mb per picture... I work at a store specialised for business and you are so wrong its funny. Retail clients get the 16 gb because of pricing its too pricy for 64 gb model. Business its the other way around most iphone 6 or 6+ i sold where 64 to 128 gb. In fact i have a lots of retail clients using iphone ( about 50% of them ) switch to android now i never sold so many android phone because you can get much more for your money and they starting to see it. So in Canada sorry but 16 gb is not enuf when device sold at nearly 850$ canadian $ where you can easily get more for less. LG G4 by example is only 700$ come in 32 gb ( with a free 32 gb SD so its 64 gb ) come with 2 battery + 2 battery backcover ( one is in genuine leather ) and a battery charger to charge the extra battery. Its also can take MUCH MUCH better picture than any iphone and on contract its only 100$ ( 350$ for iphone 6 16 gb on contract here lol ) But hey live in your dreamland mr Fanboy.

51. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

I work for Barclays in Midtown Manhattan and our entire fleet of BlackBerry's excluding my own has been changed out for 16GB iPhones in our office. That is over 350 phones going into the hands across multiples positions. The same was done when I worked software for RBS. So explain to me how much more you know than others about what business professionals buy, when I have worked for two large banking institutions for the last 5 years. This is the way most NYC businesses are going besides BYOD. 16gb is enough for those that deem it enough. LG makes a pittance from its mobile division and all that free equipment you receive is out of desperation to claw out a stronger marketshare. Great for you, bad for the OEM. Also, the G4 was released 7-8 months after the iPhone 6 and its camera is still comparable to the 6 Plus. You can be sure that the iPhone 6S will crush it. You are angry because people like the Apple ecosystem that works extremely well for millions of people all over the world and because they charge a premium for it. Guess what...Don't buy it. You aren't shackled to it and you aren't any smarter for choosing another OEM.

64. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

So you have lots of retail clients using iphone switching over android and that now you never sold so many android phone before? must be why Samsung and HTC is doing so well then. Sadly Among Fortune 500 companies, 97% use the iPhone and 98% use the iPad. If you factor in education and government buyers, market research firm IDC says that the iPhone holds 59% of of the enterprise market, while the iPad holds 78%. and its growing. http://www.businessinsider.com.au/why-apple-is-dominating-enterprise-2014-2 In Australia and parts of Europe we have data packets up too and beyond 500GB for under $200AU. We can live in a world where everything is in the could..if you can afford a $1000 phone chances are you have enough data to stream.

62. uggman

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

yeah but paying premium for only 16gb its not fair, specially now that companies are taking notice and are shipping flagship phones with 32gb for the base model.

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and 1GB RAM is obviously not enough for real multitasking, oh wait, no one use that much multitasking in iOS

28. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Exactly they dont need better future proof device so its okay they like to pay for nothing.

47. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

16gb is their best seller. The rich sheep can't afford the 64gb or 128gb.

57. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Of course it is their best seller. Not everyone has that much money to throw around. You took a logical point and made it into an abysmal one. They also sell a great deal of 5S and 5C models through carriers as well as refurbished items.

2. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Seriously... 16GB in 2015?... I mean, come on.. It's time to let it go and make the base model being 32.. You have to let it go either this year or next year.. Soon it's gonna be 64GB the base model...When 4k becomes mainstream.

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

at least 16GB can save several minutes of 4K video recording

4. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Yup than I'm out, noway mn I gonna buy a 16GB non expandable for 900 bucks. Guess I'll just get the new iPod instead. It's an insult to the buyer when they force you to pay 100 for like 2 dollars worth of extra material cost.

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

If they up their camera to 12mp photos will be larger in file size and videos so I think 16gb will be little for people who take photos/videos.

7. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

Apple Photos app lets you keep original size on device or a scaled-down version of the picture, while the original size always remains in the cloud. i have over 6000 pics and videos and it only takes 5gb in my 6 Plus

29. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

But i dont want Scaled-down version and i dont want to use cloud as its cost an arm for Data. So i will continue be happy with my Android thats has 288 gb of total onboard memory and over 50000 picture on it all full size. ( and they are of much better quality for the picture taken since my last 3 phones lol ) Also my phone costed me 50$ less than iphone 6 16 gb lol.

52. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

i guess you dont know how iCloud actually works, but it's okay, keep your android

54. cigzz

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

Tell me how your gallery lags on that "ANDROID THAT HAS 288GB MEMORY AND OVER 50K PIC AT FULL SIZE". How long do you wait to open a single picture? 1minute? And also stop bashing people that defend iPhones with actually good arguments that are fanboys because the biggest fanboy on this site is actually you. I am using Meizu m1 note with 16gb of storage and still have more than 6gb left with pics (yes, my camera is 13mpx not 8) and music on it. Just understand that people mostly use phones to text, call people and check the internet/mail and take sometimes pictures and don't need 300gb of storage. If you like to have 50k pics movies and music that you probably don't even watch, listen so ok, that is you're decision and no one is saying that you are stupid or something but just please stop responding to every comment on this site how apple is stupid and "ISHEEPS" are stupid that waste money on a 16gb iphone. That's their decision so get off of them.

6. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

16GB without expandable memory is crap... on IOS or Android devices

11. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Why use outdated techniques like expandable memory when everything is in the cloud today?

30. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Because to use the cloud i would need nearly 20 gb of data a month ( and yeah thats with Wifi whitout its would be near 50 gb ) I am not a sheep thats trow is money outside the windows when i can get much more for less. With Saved money i can : Travel , buy clothing , Buy new phone every 6 months because i feel like it ect

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