September is just two months away and you know what means! That’s right; my people gather to celebrate our New Year, blow some horns, eat some honey dipped apples and toss back Manischewitz Wine until we all act like a bunch of roof-raising shmendriks. There is however another event taking place that is bordering on religious devotion: the release of the new iPhone.
Rumors have been circulating, and it now seems all but officially confirmed that on September 18th, Apple will release this year’s models: iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and possible iPhone 6C variants.
The first bit of news comes from DigiTimes, a Taiwanese site, citing reports from Foxconn and Pegatron, that parts and components from Apple’s suppliers have started arriving, allowing the two OEMs time to meet the assembly needs for an early Fall launch. Most of Apple’s suppliers and OEMs have also beefed up production and expanded their facilities in anticipation of the 50 million iPhones Apple is estimating to sell in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Following that, is a piece from M.I.C. Gadget, alleging the 18th of September is in fact confirmed. Along with that is an assertion that Apple will be making the keynote announcement on September 11th. A marketing move so terrible, you would expect it from Samsung.
Along with the “confirmed” release date the article also points to updated specs. Specifically, the upgraded Apple A9 processor, 2 GB of RAM and a 12-megapixel main camera with 4K-video recording. The new iPhones are also said to be packing the new Force Touch Display. Force Touch was introduced earlier this year in Apple’s Macbook line and is Apple’s name for a technology that can sense how hard you are pressing on the screen (or touchpad in the case of the Macbooks) and allows for new ways to interact with the phone and its apps. The phones will also be slightly thicker with a 0.1 mm increase. This is possibly to facilitate the new Force Touch or increase battery size. No word on whether the increase will hide the camera bulge that riled some users on the 6 and 6 Plus. Otherwise, as with all “S” releases, the look of the iPhone will remain largely the same.
Will you be one of the millions grabbing yourself a new iPhone this fall?