Apple will release the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 6C by mid-2015, according to industry insiders. Elsewhere, rumors abound that Apple will also be releasing the iPhone 7 and the iPhone Air.
iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 6C
The iPhone 6s, iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 6C will all have low-temperature polysilicon or LTPS panels, Digitimes reported, citing unnamed industry sources.
Apple is reportedly getting supply for the iPhone 6S Plus and the iPhone 6C from Japan Display, Sharp and LG Display. On the other hand, only Japan Display and LG will supply the iPhone 6S, the report said.
Wistron is said to be tasked at manufacturing the iPhone 6C while Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron will be manufacturing the iPhone 6S and the 6S plus.
All three handsets will have Corning Gorilla Glass. Both the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will have A9 chips, while the 6C will have A8 chips. Also, the three new Apple iPhones will have NFC and fingerprint-scanning technologies, the report said.
iPhone 7 and iPhone Air
A separate report from Macworld is theorizing that Apple will release three handsets in different sizes. The report ‘theoretically’ called the devices the iPhone 6C, iPhone 6S and the iPhone 7, further saying that if Apple sticks to ‘tradition,’ the next iPhone will be called iPhone 6S instead of iPhone 7.
Macworld also mentioned ongoing rumors claiming that Apple will no longer use the ‘S’ for its next generation of iPhones, sticking with ‘C’ instead.
The iPhone ‘S’ series had reportedly gained negative feedback as these units only offered tweaked versions of features and specifications of older iPhone devices. Apple, according to rumors, will be using ‘C’ to imply that devices included in the series will all have new features and specifications.
But then Apple is also reportedly planning to release new iPhones twice a year, “an iPhone launch event in the spring of 2015 followed by another in autumn,” Macworld said. With this, ‘less dramatic’ enhancements for the new Apple iPhones are to be expected.
Another rumor noted by Macworld is that Apple will continue adapting its ‘Air’ series, just like with the MacBook and iPad devices. Hence, the next Apple iPhone could be called the iPhone Air.
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