iPhone 7-iPhone 6S Weekly Rumor Roundup: Release Date, Concept, and Force Touch

More information about the next iPhone, presumably called iPhone 6S or iPhone 7, is trickling out.  The next phone presumably will come out in September, per usual.

According to MacRumors, the next smartphone, which have the codenames “N71” and “N66,” will be marketed under the name iPhone 6S and not iPhone 7. The report said the phone will have Force Touch, which is a feature in the Apple Watch.

It adds, “Those familiar with existing prototypes say Apple’s current plans call for both the new 4.7-inch model (N71) and the 5.5-inch ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ (N66) to gain Force Touch, a capability Apple debuted with the Apple Watch when it was announced in September. Their arrival on the iPhone product line would come roughly one year later, falling in line with the company’s historical pattern of first debuting new cutting edge technology on one iOS device (iPhone) before extending it to another (iPad) the following year.”

Apple has described the Force Touch as the “most significant new sensing capability since Multi-Touch.”

It added that “people familiar with the ongoing development of N71 and N66 have also dismissed the notion of a two-camera system in the ‘iPhone 6s’ lineup, explaining that doing so would require a major redesign of the chassis of the handset.”

And the next-gen Apple smartphone could feature technology from rival Samsung.

Earlier this week, 9to5Mac reported that Apple signed a deal with Samsung to supply them with A9 processors for the phone

Samsung, another report from the Korea Times said, will also supply Apple with DRAMs for the iPhone 6S. Samsung will be responsible for at least half of the iPhone 6S DRAMs.

“Under the agreement, Samsung will start providing LG Electronics with 100 percent mobile DRAM chips it needs for LG G4 smartphone, which will be unveiled in April. Also, Samsung will handle at least half of the amount that Apple needs for its new iPhone ― tentatively named iPhone 6S,” an industry official was quoted by the Korea Times as saying.

According to MacRumors, the next iPhone will heavily developed after the spring months. The report said Apple is currently in the process of finalizing components for its next phone.

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