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Another huge leak: iPhone 6s specs and release date detailed by wireless carrier rep

Published Aug 25th, 2015 10:00AM EDT
iPhone 6s Release Date Design Specs

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In a few weeks, Apple will announce the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The brand new iPhones will be available for preorder on September 11th, according to recent leaks, with in-store sales set to begin on September 18th. This launch date has now been further supported by a China Telecom representative, who made several comments about the new iPhones on social media.

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According to a post on Weibo, the iPhone 6s will be released at some point between September 18th and September 25th – both these days are Fridays, which is when new iPhones are usually released in retail stores.

Design-wise, the person said iPhone 6s will be identical to the iPhone 6 – which isn’t a huge surprise considering this year’s new iPhones are an “S” upgrade. However, the phone isn’t coming in rose gold, the China Telecom exec said. Alleged iPhone 6s photos have suggested that a pink, or rose gold model, is indeed in the works.

The iPhone 6s will reportedly boast improved specs, including a new 64-bit A9 processor, 2GB of RAM, Force Touch support and an improved camera.

The source did not say anything about memory capacity – some reports say the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will still be available in 16GB versions while others claim that Apple is finally ditching that memory tier from its new iPhone lineup and starting with 32GB of storage in the entry-level models.

Other details about the rear camera on the handset have not been revealed either, but a recent leak said the iPhone 6s will have a five-element lens with a 12-megapixel sensor on the back, which is consistent with what previous reports have claimed.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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