The iPhone 6S will feature the same Force Touch technology as the Apple Watch, as well as a 12-megapixel camera and the option of a rose gold finish, according to one of the tech world's best connected forecasters.
In an investors’ note that’s bound to set tongues wagging just one month before Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), analyst Ming Chi Kuo also confidently predicted that Apple would not release a new four–inch iPhone this year.
That flies in the face of previous stories, which suggested Apple would launch a more compact, cheaper iPhone 6C model alongside the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.
Kuo says that the inclusion Force Touch could hamper initial supplies of any new iPhone.
The tech allows touchscreens to sense pressure as well as swipes, allowing for better handwriting recognition and improved drawing capabilities.
It’s already found in Apple’s new MacBook as well as the Apple Watch.
Word is that Touch ID security will be improved as Apple Pay looks to go global, while RAM will be upped to 2GB in the iPhone 6S too.
A new A9 chipset is also being primed for the device.
The addition of a rose gold iPhone 6S tallies with Apple’s most expensive version of its smartwatch, which is made from that material.
It’s likely any new iPhone will feature that colour, rather than actually have a gold finish.
The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are expected to launch in autumn. Apple is set to reveal its new iOS 9 software at WWDC in June.