iPhone 6s leak reveals notable design changes

“Ming-Chi Kuo is at it again,” Gordon Kelly reports for Forbes. “The KGI Securities analyst is widely regarded as the world’s most high profile Apple leaker and after revealing 11 major iPhone 6S changes last month, he has now stated users can also expect Apple to alter the iPhone 6 design is three subtle but notable ways.”

“First up Kuo says we can expect the iPhone 6S to be slightly larger than its predecessor. This comes down to the integration of Force Touch (expected to be the phone’s flagship new feature) in the display,” Kelly reports. “Understandably Apple is looking to tie the iPhone 6S colors more closely with its premium Apple Watch options and this means the gold iPhone 6S will be more yellow, space grey will become darker and there will be a new rose gold option – though rose gold may not initially be available at launch.”

“Apple will change the grade of aluminium from the iPhone 6 to make it stronger,” Kelly reports. “This will mean a shift to ‘7000 Series aluminium’ which again (surprise, surprise) was first used in the Apple Watch. 7000 Series aluminium is alloyed with zinc, and can be hardened to the highest strengths of any aluminium alloy.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We love our 128GB iPhone 6 Plus units! It’s going to take a lot for even us to upgrade our iPhones this time around, but Apple doesn’t need iPhone 6/Plus upgraders with some 75%-80% of iPhone users still on iPhone 5s or earlier models and increasing numbers of Android settlers finally wising up.


Analyst: Apple’s ‘iPhone 6s’ to feature stronger 7000 series aluminum, slightly thicker for Force Touch – June 17, 2015


  1. My iPhone 5 has been a great phone. It has a few issues now 2.5 years since I bought it, so I am ready to upgrade, but at this point, I may as well wait and buy the 6s if it would happen to make it this fall.

  2. And all my friends wondered why I didn’t buy the first gen iphone 6.

    It’s always this way with revised and new apple products. First one is quite cool and innovative. 2nd Gen is not only cool and innovative, they tweek it and add a few things that make it worth the wait.

    1. You should wait a bit longer – next year Apple will bring out the iPhone 7, or maybe even wait for the 7s. I’m sure that’ll have some new features that will make it worth the wait.

  3. I ran into an old friend Saturday. He says he’s probably going to switch from large android to iPhone 6S Plus in September. Said the only reason he wasn’t on an iPhone already – he uses an iMac at home – is because the screen was too small.😱

    1. That reminds me… I needed a new heel for my shoe, so I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ’em. “Give me five bees for a quarter,” you’d say. Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones…

  4. One design change lacking… move the power button up to be across from the mute switch. Being directly across from the volume buttons has been challenging to use with one hand.

  5. Only just got my iPhone 6 a few weeks ago so that I could use my Apple Watch (I had an iPhone 4s before).

    I won’t be getting another iPhone for at least 2 years – so not really bothered if Apple releases a new phone or not.

    1. When I buy myself a new iPhone I typically end up connecting it to my “spousal unit’s” plan. I like to buy the new iPhone but sometimes giving it is more fun than having it.

  6. Oh please don’t change the gold color!! I love it’s muted yet sleek Champaign color. If it gets yellow like the watch it will be so ugly. Unless they make it rose gold colored. Not actual gold, I’d still like to be able to afford the thing.

  7. When I buy myself a new iPhone I typically end up connecting it to my “spousal unit’s” plan. I like to buy the new iPhone but sometimes giving it is more fun than having it.

  8. Meanwhile, in the amazing world of Android:

    Yep, it’s true: Android is the poor man’s phone worldwide

    Android’s market share globally is closely tied to the spending power of a particular market and it dominates in low-income countries, a survey of real-time usage has confirmed. . . .

    So as long as Apple retains its brand, consumer markets in emerging markets will pay the premium for the brand, regarding Android as a training ground.

    Cheap knockoffs.

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