It looks as though the earlier reports were correct: Apple will indeed announce its next generation iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus smartphone at an event held in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The company set out invites to the press, with the tagline “Hey Siri, give us a hint.”
Given that Siri is a known quantity in the iPhone world, chances are that this is in reference to the long rumored Apple TV, which is also long overdue for a revamp. The word on the street is that the Apple TV will run a modified version of iOS 9, will include its own App Store, come with a touch sensitive remote control, and accept voice commands via Siri. Apple was also rumored to launch a streaming TV service with the new Apple TV, but those plans have reportedly been pushed back to 2016.
But getting back to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, we’re already pretty confident that both smartphones will include a next generation A9 processor along with a Force Touch display — technology that’s been borrowed from the Apple Watch and 12-inch MacBook. However, a new report this week is giving us some more insight into some additional specifications.
9to5Mac, which has a pretty good track record when it comes to Apple leaks, says that both new iPhones will see their rear camera upgraded from 8MP to 12MP. Apple is also giving the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus the ability to record 4K video, something that Android smartphone have doing since 2014. It’s also reported that the front-facing FaceTime camera will also get an upgrade along with the possible addition of an LED flash.
With that being said, September 9th is just a few weeks way. Although Apple is sure to get the lion’s share of the attention with the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, we can’t forget that we’ll see two new Nexus flagships along with two exciting Windows 10 Mobile flagships. It’s going to be a blockbuster fall for those in the market for new smartphones.