What's it actually called?
No-one knows for sure what Apple will call its next iPhone. But history tells us that it usually follows up a phone with a 'whole number' in its title, such as iPhone 4 and iPhone 5, with a 'S release'. That's the likes of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5S.
For that reason, we're hanging our hat on the title iPhone 6s for 2015.
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launch date: when is it?
Apple’s premium, next-gen smartphones are expected to be unveiled in September. Depending on how much store we can set in tradition, they’ll most likely tip up in the second week of that month.
It’s not clear if the rumoured iPhone 6C will make an appearance at the same launch event.
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s release date: when will I actually be able to buy it?
In previous years, supply shortages meant that actually getting your hands on an iPhone is a big ask.
Last time out, Apple sought to manage the shortfall between supply and demand by releasing the iPhone 6s two weeks or so after the launch event. Then delaying the iPhone 6s Plus’s streetdate until a few weeks after that.
We expect a very similar approach this year. So if you’re in the market for a Plus-size phone, you’ve once again got a couple of weeks longer to save your pennies.
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s prices: how much will they be?
Apple is often tagged as the acme of Californian capitalism. Or painted as a kind of tech version of a Goldman Sachs-style vampire squid that jams its blood funnel into our wallets and makes us shell out for gadgets we don’t really need.
That may or may not be true. But whatever you think of Apple, it deserves due credit from Ad Busters readers and keyboard warriors for actually keeping iPhone prices fairly static from year to year.
Assuming it follows form this year, you’ll need about £550 if you want to buy the iPhone 6s outright and without a contract. And if you fancy the iPhone 6s off-contract, that’s going to set you back about £620.
What about contracts? Even though demand for SIM only deals is booming at the moment, that’s how most of us still buy new phones, right? Right you are.
Well, if you’re in the market for the iPhone 6s, you’ll need at least £45 per month. That’s if you want to pick it up ‘free’ with no upfront charge. Naturally, prices will fall in time, but not for months and months after the phone has gone on sale.
Getting the iPhone 6s Plus on a free-phone contract is going to be a bigger ask. Last year, the iPhone 6 Plus wasn’t available at all if you weren't prepared to pay at least a little sum upfront.
Once again, going by last year, that suggests that if you fancy being an early adopter of the 6S Plus, you were looking at a minimum outlay of £55 per month, plus £50 upfront.
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus deals and freebies: what’s up for grabs?
Every year without fail, competition among networks means there are some sweet incentives up for grabs for early-birds who pre-order their iPhones.
These range from accessories, such as cases, or a vouchers. Or you might get lucky and find a time-limited double-data deal.
We’ll update this section with our best deals when we hear about them.
iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus: what's new?
With the same screen dimensions and design, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus look identical to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S Plus. But under their shell, they're significantly improved handsets.
As well as a better 12-megapixel camera with crystal clear 4K video recording and the option to take animated photos, they feature a better, more helpful version of the Siri voice commands app and a handy low-power mode to help you eke out your battery.
They're also home to new more pressure-sensitive touchscreen technology called 3D ForceTouch, which lets you access key features faster and means you interact with your iPhone in new ways.
To keep things ticking over, Apple has equipped them with more powerful A9 processor too, and there's a five-megapixel HD front-camera for superior selfies and faster fingerprint security.
Considering the iPhone 6s Plus instead? Find deals here: iPhone 6s Plus deals