Coming this September - what to expect from the next iPhone

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Coming this September - what to expect from the next iPhone
THE iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. These are likely what the next iPhones will be called come September 9 when Apple launches its event in San Francisco.

In an article from tech website VentureBeat, the new set of iPhones "will be an upgrade from the existing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones. Apple’s challenge was to build into these devices an attractive-enough feature set to tempt current iPhone 6 owners, and owners of earlier iPhones, to upgrade."

Here are the new features, according to VentureBeat:

Force Touch
The new iPhone 6S will get a front screen with Force Touch and haptic feedback. When you press harder on the screen, sensors in the screen detect the increased pressure by measuring the increased surface area occupied by the finger. The device then responds with haptic feedback — a tap — that gives you the illusion you’ve pressed down on a physical button.

The point of Force Touch is to add a new type of navigation tool to the phone’s user interface. For instance, by pressing down on a location on a map you might automatically trigger driving directions to the location without having to press the “route” button. A Force Touch might also bring up a whole menu of actions related to a specific piece of content, such as a song in the Music app.

Faster processor
The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are expected to run on Apple’s new A9 processor, which is said to be significantly faster than the A8 chip in the iPhone 6. This might be most readily apparent in game play and video playback. The new phone will also have 2GB of RAM, which should give the phone still more horsepower.

Better front and rear cameras
The iPhone 6 has an 8-megapixel rear camera, and the limitations of that camera can be clearly seen in the washed-out details of images. The new phones, however, will very likely get a larger 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, which will create brighter and clearer stills and video.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have 1.2 megapixel front camera sensors and f/2.2 aperture, which Apple said lets in 81 percent more light than earlier iPhones. The new 6S phones will have larger sensor for the front-facing camera, but the exact size remains unclear. The improvement should make for brighter and sharper selfies and FaceTime video. There is a very good chance that Apple will put some sort of flash on the front of the phones, too.

4K video
The 12-megapixel rear camera sensor on the iPhone 6S will have the capability to shoot video in full 4K high-definition resolution. The existing iPhone 6’s 8-megapixel camera shoots 1080p video.

While 4K does offer a better, sharper look, for many consumers the new feature won’t immediately make a difference. Relatively few have purchased the new 4K TVs or monitors needed to watch the higher-quality video.

Brighter display
The pictures and video that users shoot with the 6S’s improved camera will look better when viewed on the phone itself. VentureBeat sources said last spring that Apple was working with a far brighter OLED screen for its next phone.

Better cellular radio
It’s been said that new iPhones always get a cellular radio upgrade. The iPhone 6S will likely to get theirs, too, in the form of a new Qualcomm MDM9635M chip that is theoretically about twice as fast as the cellular radio in the existing iPhone 6.

Harder aluminum
Because of a video showing a person bending an iPhone 6 with his bare hands. Apple has strengthened the metal in the inner wall of the iPhone 6S’s back plate around the volume buttons — the place where the iPhone 6 was shown to bend. The screws that hold everything together are also in different places inside the phone.

More colors
Rumors has it that the new 6S will come in two new colors — Rose Gold and a darker shade of Space Gray. (Source: www.venturebeat.com)


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