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Most phablets on the market are now iPhones, according to Kantar World Panel. Reuters

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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