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Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6s should measure 7.1mm deep, a 0.2 millimeter increase versus the current-generation iPhone 6, which measures 6.9mm deep. If true, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s will have the exact same thickness as the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, according to a purported schematic leaked Monday to Engadget Japan by a reliable source in the Chinese supply chain.

KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously said that an imperceptible increase in thickness was necessary to accommodate Apple’s implementation of force sensing on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus’s screen.

The schematic also suggests a slightly wider and about 0.15mm taller handset versus the existing iPhone 6 generation. The imperceptible change in thickness gives hope that existing cases will be compatible with the new iPhones.

The leaked diagram reveals that the design of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be barely different than that of Apple’s current iPhones, including the protruding camera lens and the antenna lines on the back.

The next-generation iPhones should offer the same storage options as Apple’s current iPhone lineup. The devices will be reportedly made from a 60 percent stronger Series 7000 aluminum that Apple developed for the Apple Watch Sport.

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A supply chain report this weekend claimed that Protek  has begun hiring up to 40,000 workers on behalf of Pegatron, which was commissioned alongside Foxconn to assemble the new iPhones, with volume manufacturing expected to ramp up this month.

Bloomberg originally reported that Apple had recently begun early production of the forthcoming iPhone models. The new handsets should go on sale in September.

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are rumored to offer up to twice as fast 4G LTE download speeds via an updated Qualcomm baseband modem, in addition to improved NFC, faster Touch ID fingerprint scanning, a force-sensing screen, a faster and more power efficient, TSMC-built “A9” processor with 2GB of RAM and other perks.

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Most importantly, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are said to offer ”the biggest camera jump ever” in the handset’s history with a five-megapixel camera on the front and a twelve-megapixel shooter out the back with 4K video capture and improved low-light photography via an extra white sub-pixel alongside the conventional RGB sub-pixels.

A sketchy report by the Chinese blog Feng claims the forthcoming iPhones could come outfitted with a sharper, higher-resolution Retina screen: a Full HD screen on the iPhone 6s model matching the Full HD display of the present-generation 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, with the iPhone 6s Plus reportedly gaining an ultra-sharp 2K Retina screen.

Source: Engadget Japan

  • hkgsulphate

    you can never trust the Chinese

    • bbq

      lol

    • Nhân Phan

      It was the Chinese who delivered us 8.4 jailbreak not so long ago =))

  • Sailor_V90

    That’s fine by me. The 6 is too thin and it feels fragile. The thickness will give it a sense of durability. Nonetheless curious to see how they will implement the Force Touch into the phone.

    • Benedict

      You won’t be able to even see the 0,2 mm increased thickness in comparison to the iPhone 6 if it’s true. It’s too small to tell..

      • Sailor_V90

        Oh sorry mate, totally read that backwards. Thought it said 2.0mm. That’s what happens when you read at a glance.

  • nfinite

    2GB Ram finally.. Force touch and improved camera is nice improvement.. The thickness is fine for me.. can’t wait until it’s released..

  • besrate hogsa

    I will consider upgrading if it comes with a better camera

  • Mr.Adam

    So if they do indeed up the resolution that will in turn use up some more of that 2gb of ram and then we will end up with probably about the same amount of apps/tabs being suspended in the background as the current gen 6/6plus? And people will still complain that 2gb isn’t enough and they should have went with 3? 🙂

  • Sketch

    Uh oh. How will they do their ads now? The iPhone 6s is thinne…..wait…wtf?

    • johnsm

      They already had that issue with iPad3

  • JLV90

    I like em thick ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    • dudeimmexican

      That’s what she said ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

      • iFLoWx7

        hahahha !!!

  • Abhinav Chaudhary

    I wonder why Jeff hasn’t made any post about the Korean guy or group who hacked cydia, this sucks so bad ‘host unreachable’.

    • Skoven

      Cydia is working fine.
      I’m also pretty sure that Saurik would have mentioned (twitter) if Cydia wasn’t working.

  • Born of Fire

    losing more grip

  • Jason Baroni

    I hope we can keep the same accessories.

    • iPhoneWINS

      hmmmmm

  • If people are complaining about the next iPhone to be .2mm thicker, then they don’t deserve to be on the internet.

    • iPhoneWINS

      hahahhahhahaa

    • rockdude094

      Every little thing matters !

  • dudeimmexican

    ZOMG! 0.2mm thicker, man, this is going to be such a fat phone. . . .

  • George

    If they continue the 16gb model I’m going to never buy or support apple again. All android flagships have made 32gb the standard and here is apple still trying to make you use icloud as if people trust their crap on the cloud.

    • Skoven

      Not to mention the insane iCloud storage prices… *facepalm*
      Still going to buy the 6s when it comes though… my 5 is beginning to fall apart :/

      • J. Rockwell

        I just shattered the screen on my 5, but it was still running like a champ until I did!

        Went with the 6 plus.

    • Derpy Crabs

      16gb is the best option for me. I keep all my things in cloud and have 9gb free on 16gb ipod.

      • George

        Yes and when your email gets hacked your icloud is done for.

    • iPhoneWINS

      apple can do that cause they are king

      • George

        I could care less.

    • Gary LE

      Dude not to be mean but it seems like you are broke man. There are 64gb version but ofcourse it would cost more $$. 16gb are for those who doesnt have many apps, pics, etc… You dont have to buy the 16gb version!

      • George

        I just bought a $1300 macbook yesterday, I’m not spending $100 more for something that costs $4?

  • Jamessmooth

    This is looking like a solid S update… I think it may just be enough for me to ditch my 6+.
    Also… if production is going to ramp up this month, isn’t there a chance the phones will be available in August? I feel like they usually ramp up production the month before launch, but I could be wrong…

    • iPhoneWINS

      not me i will wait for 7

  • Dante Arellano

    Jailbreak tiwt calle it ios blocks” (2014 project never release) its the new ios 9 feature force touch

  • TeChNoStyLeZ

    a camera with an f1.8 apperture is everything I want

    • iPhoneWINS

      bout time

  • n0ahcruz3

    Force touch.. gimmick.

  • iPhoneWINS

    lol they want to stop the bend…

  • johnsm

    That’s the iPhone 6C

  • cybersat

    Here is my leak
    I’m going to trade in my iPhone 6 to get a new iPhone 6s because of 0.2 mm thicker