IF The iPhone 6S does not have force touch.. What could it have instead for the s update?

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  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    Touch ID was very cool but I can't imagine the 6S without anything major added.
    Force touch may need AMOLED or that there's not enough time to make all the changes.
     
  2. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Apple can take the exact same 6, and just call it a 6S with just color changes and people will line up for weeks outside the mall.
     
  3. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    Rumors do point to Force Touch being incorporated, but if not, Apple would most likely tout the iPhone (2015 Edition) for its next level camera experience*** (**12MP camera, 4K video recording) and overall hardware performance with the Apple A9 W/**2GB of RAM**.
     
  4. c55 macrumors regular

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    Better camera and more RAM along with Apple's latest processor and coprocessor. Possibility of killing the 16gb starting point...that would be HUGE. that alone makes it absolutely worth it IMO. Force touch isn't a big deal to me. If we didn't see it until the 7 I wouldn't care.

    Apple has to upgrade the storage before they even consider a better camera and 4k possibilities , it just takes up too much room.
     
  5. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to see this force touch, 2gb of ram, and more retailers to take on apple pay.
    For me, camera/cpu upgrade is not too important to justify upgrade even though I currently have the iP6+.
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Same as always. Better processor, better camera, slight design tweaks.
     
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    I seem to remember quite some time ago someone found code or strings in iOS 9 that showed force touch was supported in iOS 9 (we just can't see it yet because no one has a force touch phone to enable the viewing of said options.) And being reported on front page. I can't find it though.

    As far as requiring amoled, I don't think it's required. New MacBook and MacBook Pro trackpads have force touch and aren't even a screen. (force touch tech is behind the screen (or under the trackpad) and I wouldn't think requiring a specific type of screen.)

    s models almost always include some brand new tech.
     
  8. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    iPhone releases aren't that special anymore and they're so predictive tbh...I just want Apple to blow everyones mind with a certain feature or product, something different than the ordinary.
     
  9. Menel macrumors 603

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    On top of that, AMOLED wouldn't work well for iPhone. AMOLED only wins on battery life when most of the OLEDs are off. That works well for the Watch, which has a whole new UI paradigm that is mostly black. iPhone has a way more color oriented UI, and they haven't changed that for iOS9.
     
  10. redheeler macrumors 603

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    You mean there's still no dark mode in iOS 9? :(

    I would still like to see OLED on the 6s, mainly for the high contrast ratio.
     
  11. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    I feel the same and I'd switch to the new model just to get 2GB RAM and a better camera.
    But they need to include something more in my opinion. iPhone 5S had touch ID and was 64bit, the 4S had Siri and was way faster than iPhone 4.
    2GB of RAM and a better camera may not be enough, so I guess force touch will make it to the iPhone
     
  12. Zxxv Suspended

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    2gb ram
    USB C
    New paint job
    updated front facing camera (for periscope)
    iOS 9
     
  13. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

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    Pretty simple if they have no obvious feature differences.
    They will create the same basic CPU and change the name to A9 or A8x and say it is 100x faster.
     
  14. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    What's the benefit of USB C?
     
  15. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Please no AMOLED. I leave my phone screen on all the time because it has no message indicator LED, and the screen would end up with awful burn-in, in short order.
     
  16. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    Keep dreaming, dude. This isn't happening, especially since Apple just introduced the lightning port with the iPhone 5.
     
  17. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    What you mention is a given, but it isn't the hook. It's not something Apple is going to get a lot of mileage of in terms of press, advertising and showing off in Apple stores.

    For the hook I'm thinking:

    Force Touch
    Amoled display
    Real multitasking
     
  18. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Luckily with jailbreaking I've had real multitasking for 2 years haha.
     
  19. lagwagon, Jul 24, 2015
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    Using usb c on the iPhone 6s would be terrible. Because only one Mac even has the connector

    Force Touch will most likely be the "hook" they unveil.

    Amoled probably not until the 7 when the iPhone gets a redesign.

    Real multitasking is unknown wether or not 6s and or 6s+ will also include this. (Since it requires 2gb ram and why currently iPad Air 2 is the only device capable of it.)
     
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  21. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    No way what's not included?
     
  22. Zxxv Suspended

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    One charger across all devices (eventually) and universal across manufacturers. Cuts down on waste and makes life easier to charge when out etc.

    use of stacked on accessories to usb C dongle for those that find a use for that.

    Simplifies apple manifacturing, packaging shopping lines thus reducing costs leading to increasing profits.

    one less cable to carry if you choose as others have one etc

    That's s few reasons. It's early but that gets you going in the right direction.
     
  23. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Force touch
     
  24. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Mobile devices and laptops are very different. We already have one charger across all mobile devices (be it the older 30 pin or the newer Lightning connector).

    Or just use a USB hub?

    It sounds like to me that you're looking for a solution for a problem that doesn't exist.

    I'm not sure who these others are you refer to, but is carrying a cable that much of an issue?

    If you're travelling with your laptop, you are 100% going to take your MagSafe charger and putting a Lightning cable in your rucksack is going to make no difference whatsoever to your travel plans.

    Again, it sounds to me like you're asking for a solution to a problem that simply doesn't exist.
     
  25. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Ah ok, gotcha.
     

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