It’s that time of year again folks, the rumour mill has begun turning on the iPhone 6s launch date and what new features will come with it. We’ll be keeping an eye on all things iPhone 6s coming up to the big day, so bookmark or email yourself the link to keep up to date.

How did we get here? Want to read about the history of the iPhone?

iPhone 6s Launch Date

hey Siri give us a hintWhile technically also a rumour, there is a launch date being bandied about for the iPhone 6s. According to a leaked internal mail from Vodafone, the “new iPhone” will be on sale for September 25th.

We’re now expecting the big launch keynote to take place on Wednesday, September 9th, according to Forbes. Apple went further to pretty much confirm this with a Siri response. Launch Siri and ask “hey Siri, give us a hint”, to which you’ll receive a similar response as is on the left.

What’s New on iPhone 6s

iPhone 6s Design

Here’s the big surprise, let’s get it out of the way early. Unlike other manufacturers who at least tweak the design of their handsets every year, Apple appear to be maintaining the fundamental designs of the current flagship handsets. Apologies is the sarcasm-meters are going off!

bendgateRemember “bendgate” and how we pioneered the iPin? Well Apple have learned from the PR nightmare that was the wonky iPhone 6 and more notably the 6 Plus. Forbes have reported upon a leaked chassis design and newer material, aimed at strengthening the device.

Some fundamentals

No-one wants to call this, but we’re going to give it a lash. It will be the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus that launch on September 9th, not an iPhone 7. Whether a 6C will accompany it or not seems to be up in the air, as the 5C was far from a roaring success, but time will tell.

Key New iPhone 6S Features

Force Touch

HTC users will feel quite good about themselves as a similar feature as appeared on their flagship One series since the HTC One M8. Force Touch is basically making the screen pressure sensitive, allowing the phone to detect for how long and how hard the screen has been pressed. This could effectively become like a right click in Windows, and allow the handset to be woken up by a screen press. Motion Launch, the gesture launch system implemented by HTC, saw a major reduction in power button repairs as users preferred to wake the phone with a screen press.

iPhone 6s Specs

Processor

The current A8 chip makes way for the new A9 logically enough. Rumour has it that the A9 chip will see a substantial step up in performance, according to 9to5Mac. If you want to grasp the power on hand here, it will be around the same power outputted from a 2011 MacBook air.

Camera

Ask and you shall receive – eventually! Apple will finally deploy a 12MP camera

Battery

Are Apple tackling the big problems or what! Imagine a world where every USB plug in attempt was correct…that’s the visions Apple have.

iPhone 6c

iphone 6cSo it’s been two years since the iPhone 5c launched. Apple, going on the 2 year rotation principal would appear to be gearing up for a colourful launch alongside the iPhone 6s. It’s believed the 6c will have a screen size similar to the iPhone 6 and will also feature touch ID. We’ll get more info as soon as we can.

Queuing for the iPhone 6s

People waiting for iPhone launch
Image courtesy of mashable

No joking. Australian tech journalist, Seamus Byrne (surely an Irish connection somewhere) has started camping out for the iPhone 6s launch. Indeed the phone may not even be announced, but this guy is ready! Like Christmas, the first in the queue comes earlier every year.

That’s it for now, but do check back here as we will be updating this post regularly with cool news prior to the launch of the iPhone 6s.

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