An­a­lyst gives his top ten key fore­casts for the next-gen iPhone

The China Post - - BUSINESS -

With grow­ing ex­pec­ta­tions for Ap­ple Inc.' s next- gen­er­a­tion smart­phone later this year, KGI Se­cu­ri­ties an­a­lyst Kuo Ming-chi has up­dated his pre­dic­tions of the top 10 key fea­tures he ex­pects to see in the new iPhone.

Kuo, who has in the past proved ac­cu­rate in pre­dict­ing Ap­ple's moves, said the so­called iPhone 6S is ex­pected to ac­com­mo­date Ap­ple's new Force Touch fea­ture that al­lows users to press harder on the dis­play for new in­put meth­ods such as hand­writ­ing sig­na­ture, which will help the phone ex­pand into the busi­ness sec­tor.

In terms of ap­pear­ance, the iPhone 6S will come in screen sizes of both 4.7 and 5.5 inches with the same screen res­o­lu­tion as the cur­rent mod­els, but it will also be avail­able in a new rose gold color to match the color of the Ap­ple Watch, Kuo said in a re­cent re­search note.

The de­vice will also add a mi­cro­phone to the lo­ca­tion of its speak­ers to im­prove voice call qual­ity, and fea­ture up­grades to the 12-megapixel cam­era and to the A9 pro­ces­sor us­ing a faster 2GB LPDDR4 RAM chip, Kuo pre­dicted.

Other im­prove­ments in­clude a change in casing ma­te­rial to keep the de­vice from bending, an im­proved Touch ID recog­ni­tion to pro­mote Ap­ple's mo­bile pay­ment ser­vice, and the use of sap­phire pan­els in lim­ited vol­umes of 5.5-inch iPhone 6S, he said.

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