Following reports that said Apple had begun manufacturing the next-generation iPhone in late June, a new report by the Wall Street Journal is oloorroborating the story. It says that Apple is asking suppliers to produce a record number of ‘iPhone 6S’ units for the upcoming fall launch, topping 90 million units by the end of the year. Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones in the equivalent quarter in 2014, spurred by the success of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
The report also matches previous rumors that the new iPhone will feature Force Touch, which 9to5Mac extensively covered back in May. The iPhone 6S is expected to look almost identical to the iPhone 6 with improvements focusing on the camera, new pressure sensitivity screens and internal component improvements.
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The report also claims that the iPhone 6S will include a new case color. KGI has previously said that the silver, space grey and gold iPhones will be accompanied by a rose gold option. However, other reports have since claimed that the new iPhone color will actually be a shade of pink. Anxious customers should also expect improvements to the camera sensor and CPU with the iPhone likely incorporating an ‘Apple A9’ processor.
The iPhone 6S will likely be unveiled in early September at a press event with a release later in the month. Updates to both the 4.7 and 5.5 inch models are expected.