Apple has as yet made no announcements about the smartphones rumored for release this year, the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus, but Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities, has revealed a lot about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus successor models.

Premium Design And Rose Gold iPhone

The thickness of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus is 6.9 mm and 7.1 mm, respectively. Both models have been criticized for a tendency to bend with little pressure. Last year’s iPhone 6 models were built with 6000 series aluminum. But Apple plans to build the next-generation iPhones with 60 percent stronger 7000 series aluminum, reports Phone Arena.

Speculation has it that the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus will be available in a new premium color option. Apart from the usual space gray, silver and gold, the forthcoming iPhones are rumored to be sporting a premium "rose gold" option. The Apple Watch Edition variant is also available in this premium color scheme.

Apple iPhone 6S And iPhone 6S Plus Release Date And Pricing

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus debuted in September 2014, and this year's successor models are expected to be unveiled in September as well. Apple follows a pattern of announcing the new iPhone on a Tuesday and releasing it on a Friday.

This year, Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S plus on Sept. 8, a Tuesday, and the release date is rumored to be Sept. 18, a Friday, following the company's pattern.

As for pricing, the iPhone 6S will be available on a two-year contract for $200. The iPhone 6 Plus will be priced at $300 for a two-year contract.

G for Games predicts that the next-generation iPhones will be packed with the Apple A9 chip, 2 GB of RAM, 12 MP camera, Force Touch technology, improved Touch ID and more. Phone Arena says the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus will also feature the iOS 9 operating system.

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