Luke Leonard/Mashable It has only been about four months since the slimmer, taller iPhone 6 made its debut and there are already rumblings about what to expect with the next-generation iPhone 6S. According to Taiwanese website TechNews, the iPhone 6S will be packed with twice the memory than the iPhone 6, a small detail that could greatly influence the device’s overall performance. The iPhone 6S would be the next-generation model in Apple’s smartphone lineup, if it follows its typical launch progression (e.g. the iPhone 5, followed by the iPhone 5S).
Other rumored specs include a more advanced camera and the Force Touch gesture, borrowed from the still-unreleased Apple Watch, which would change functionality based on how long the user holds down a finger.
But the real news here — if the rumors are to be believed — is that the iPhone 6S could come with 2GB of LPDDR4-based RAM, an improvement that could make multitasking and launching apps significantly faster. The iPhone 6 comes with only 1GB of memory, while many of its Android competitors come with 2GB to 4GB of RAM.
The need for a better-performing iPhone supports speculation that iOS 9 could be a bigger update than the leap from iOS 7 to iOS 8. iOS 8 was more of an incremental update, and it’s expected that iOS 9 will get many new features; this is in line with Apple’s iPhone cycle (the S models usually have incremental hardware updates and a greater emphasis on software).
The iPhone rumor mill has been quiet these days as people await the anticipated launch of the Apple Watch, which is likely coming in March. Apple typically launches its new iPhone models in September, so it’s only a matter of time before the rumors get louder in the months ahead. Read more…