Apple iPhone 6S To Bring 12MP Camera, A9 With 2GB RAM, And ‘Rose Gold’ Color Option

In a note to investors, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made nearly a dozen predictions about Apple's future iPhone plans, specifically in reference to what most assume will be the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus (if past precedent is followed). One of those predictions is that Apple's iPhone 6S and 6S Plus models will go into mass production around the middle of August.

Kuo believes Apple will upgrade the camera to a 12-megapixel sensor, up from the 8-megapixel iSight camera found on the current generation iPhone 6 and and iPhone 6 Plus. It wouldn't surprise us if Apple gave camera performance a boost, and photography has become an important selling point in smartphone design.

iPhone 6 Plus

As for the display size, Kuo sees Apple sticking with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch panels with the same resolutions found on current generation iPhones. These will be powered by a custom A9 System-on-Chip (SoC) upgraded 2GB LPDDR4.

Perhaps the biggest change, or most anticipated, is that of Force Touch. No, that's not a Jedi ability we're talking about, but a pressure sensitive display technology, the same that's built into Apple Watch and new MacBook trackpads.

Say goodbye to bendgate -- Apple is likely to improve the iPhone's rigidity by adopting different casing materials and improving upon the internal mechanical design.

Finally, the other change worth pointing out is a new Rose Gold color option, which will match the Rose Gold Apple Watch Edition.