“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.”
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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.