Here are the things that will make the iPhone 6s amazing
Luckily for those who can't wait, the leaks have been coming thick and fast over recent months but there is, as always, an element of mystery surrounding Apple's latest iPhone, most likely dubbed the 6s. The iPhone 6 brought vast improvements to the iPhone family including a larger screen, better camera and new design. While these updates are appreciated, we are still far away from the Perfect Phone and, if Apple does it right, the 6s may bring us one step closer.
Here's everything Apple should include in the iPhone 6s.
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Battery technology is the poor cousin to many of the "sexier" innovations that happen to smartphones - waterproofing, TouchID, millions-of-pixel displays - which is a shame because a decent battery is essential to the usefulness of a smartphone.
Hopefully Apple will realise this with the 6s and add some of the innovations that the 6 Plus received that help it achieve such stellar battery life.
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Launched in 2011, Siri has been incrementally improved over the past few years. predominantly by adding more and more data sources. Whereas at launch Siri could only send texts and open apps, now it can tell you sports scores, weather and has become more useful as a whole thanks to partnerships with Yahoo, ESPN and more.
iOS 9, the next generation of Apple's mobile software, has focused on Siri as one of the core components of the operating systems, allowing it to index applications and perform core tasks that reduce the amount of tapping a user has to do. Asking Siri to "Show me photos from June 9th" no longer kicks the user into the Photos app, for example, as Siri can handle that itself.
While it's unlikely we are going to see "Her"-like intelligence, Siri is getting smarter and smarter and the September 9th event, paired with the new tech in the 6s, could be a good time for it to shine.
Reports have suggested that Apple is opting for 7000 series aluminum for the body of the iPhone 6s, a material that is "60% stronger than most aluminum and one-third the density of stainless steel."
The applications of Force Touch on an iPhone are currently unknown and the addition of the technology could create a Renaissance in app development as new and exciting ways to input things are discovered, just as TouchID has done to an extent. Also, it's a neat trick that no other manufacture has.
The current iPhone storage options run from 16GB to 64GB to 128GB with no 32GB option available on the 6 or 6 Plus. With the 6s, Apple should fix this issue and start iPhone storage options at 32GB giving users with less cash (at present the difference in price between the 16- and 64GB iPhones sits at a not inconsiderable £80) the ability to have a pleasant experience devoid of deleting apps to install software updates.
Virtually all other manufactures, from Samsung to HTC, either start sizing options at 32GB or offer a MicroSD card slot that can expand storage.
Of course, wireless charging is complex - making electricity jump through the air safely is, without a doubt, something that needs to work 100% of the time - and current examples require the device to be placed in a specific spot which negates the ease of use that should come from not needing a cable. Apple will likely want to work on a way to make wireless charging work in a general area not when placed on a pad.
Nevertheless, this would be a cool feature to have and, if Apple gets behind it, wireless charging may become more widespread.
Thanks to an updated A9 chipset, likely to make the iPhone 6s work far faster, the camera will now also be able to capture 4K video, a leap forward for amateur video recorders everywhere. Over the years the iPhone has brough a decent camera to millions of people and the iPhone 6s looks set to continue this trend.
According to reports, the new chipset is meant to be incredibly fast and also incredibly efficient, meaning that the iPhone 6s will be no slouch and the A9 could, hopefully, help preserve battery if a bigger unit is not included.
iOS 9 also comes with various associated performance improvements which, when paired with the new processor, will create what will likely be the fastest phone on the planet, just as the iPhone 6 was last year.