It’s January and already the world has its first iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus rumours. The current iPhone range is just over four months old but already this smartphone obsessed planet wants to see their upgrades as soon as possible.
The new report, coming from Forbes, suggests that 2GB RAM is par for the “s” models which doubles the temporary storage currently available in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus at present. What’s more, it will be LPDDR4 RAM which presents a much broader bandwidth than the current and much cheaper LPDDR3 standard.
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Following in the stead of Android Lollipop (5.x), iOS 9 will likely present its own batch of battery optimisations which will improve the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus’s battery life while making background task execution more efficient. Will we see a few UI tweaks? That’s debatable.
Of course, it’s still early to say what will definitely be included in the “s” models come the traditional October Apple announcements, but it’s worth noting that the 5s was one hell of a leap forward compared to the 5, so expect the 6s and its larger brother to experience a sales jolt over the current best-selling device.
Will it cost more? Likely, but Apple will have to splurge to keep its smartphone crown and resist the onslaught of Android flagship phone upgrades coming this year.