The iPhone 6S will come with an all new logic board, featuring a new chip that could offer 4G LTE at up to twice the speed of the current flagship iPhones. That’s according to a report from 9to5mac.
The chip, Qualcomm’s 9X35, is an improvement on the 9X25 seen in 2014’s iPhone and iPhone 6 Plus. It’s already found success in last year’s Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone.
Its inclusion means that the iPhone 6S could potentially run downloads at 300Mbps. That’s double the 150Mbps offered by the iPhone 6. Although, naturally, any boost will be restricted by coverage and the ability of networks to keep pace with change.
Qualcomm’s brag about the chip being more efficient means it could also offer better battery life compared to current iPhone models
The same report suggests that Apple plans to use a smaller motherboard inside the iPhone 6S, suggesting it may have space for a larger battery.
Any gains are likely to be marginal, however, so don’t expect the next–gen Apple device to offer 48-hour battery life. Or anything even close.
Earlier this week, leaked images showed that Apple is planning on keeping the same design for its upcoming iPhone refresh, in line with previous ‘S’ updates.