According to several sources, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will soon unveil its new generation of the iPhone and iPad, the rumored date is said to be September 9.
The new information on its upcoming devices comes as the company is struggling to sell the Apple Watch, which made a strong debut but faded as the time went on. Leaked images of the new phone were revealed last month and it is expected to look almost the same as the current one. The only difference will be on its internals and a new Touch Force screen.
Sources told Buzzfeed News that Apple is thinking of hosting an event for the second week of September. According to them, the unveiling will most likely be done September 9 since last year’s event was done the same day. Those same sources also told them that Apple will have its next generation of iPad there.
In the leaks last month, Apple fans got to see the circuitry and chips inside of what is said to be the next generation of the iPhone. The iPhone 6S will most likely keep its base storage at 16GB but will add a new NFC processor and reduce the amount of chips.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California has told its suppliers to make them around 90 million units for the two new iPhone models by the end of this year.
From the leaked images a few weeks back and the information by the people involved in the making of the phone, the new device will be a little bit thicker than the current version. The images were analyzed by tech experts from 9to5Mac and tech firm Chipworks, who say the new NFC processor will add more security to Apple Pay.
This move is not surprising, Apple usually unveils a better version of the phone a year after its release, the device doesn’t change much in looks but always brings improvements. Battery life or performance are usually the ones tweaked.
Same Look But More Powerful
The leaked images show that the new version will look almost the same but give customers a more powerful device. Other rumors say that the company will add different colors and Force Touch, which is a feature that allows the phone to perform other functions when keeping your finger pressed on the screen. Force Touch is already in other Apple products such as the new MacBook and MacBook Pro and Apple Watch.
The new iPhone is said to come in the aluminum and rose gold colors currently available with the Apple Watch. Other improvements include an A9 processor with 2GB of RAM and a 12 megapixel camera.
Apple is currently going through a slump, the company saw its stock price drop for five straight days not too long ago and is struggling with Apple Watch sales, which some say are not even near its estimates.
Apple sold a lot of iPhones last year and earlier this year but sales have still not done as well as experts thought they would. Apple’s stock has seen a small decline since late last month, will the new devices help them recover?
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