The countdown is officially on for Apple’s dedicated media event where they are expected to introduce the next-generation iPhone. Official press invitations have been issued, and the venue has been booked. The date has been firmly placed into the diaries of individuals over the world who would be interested in the future product roadmap of the world’s richest company. Now, as we eagerly await September 9, we’re seeing additional reports that provide more insight into the color options and potential features of the new iPhone, as well as the future of Apple’s existing smartphones.
A number of reports over the last few months have suggested that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be available in a color option that hasn’t been offered previously. A number of analysts and insiders had referred to this new color as likely being “pink“. Others disagreed with this and vehemently believed that a “rose gold” option would be on the agenda when the device is officially unveiled. 9To5Mac is reporting that the latter is correct, with a number of sources confirming that the iPhone 6s will come in a color that is “unmistakably Rose Gold”.
The new rose gold option will come equipped with a white front glass installation and will match the rose gold color on the Apple Watch and not pink. Of course, the iPhone version will be manufactured from aluminum rather than 18-karat gold. The same report is also suggesting that Apple will continue to use ionized glass for the display of the iPhone rather than the speculated sapphire crystal that had previously been suggested. The introduction of Force Touch in one form or another has also been confirmed, and will be used as a short-cut feature throughout iOS.
But what about those who aren’t looking as far ahead as the iPhone 6s? Sources have been suggesting that Apple is also working on a new 4-inch device that was expected to launch at the same time under the iPhone 6c moniker. The latest information suggests that this device is still in the works but won’t be ready for a September 9 announcement. Apple is also said to be ready to pull the plug on the underwhelming iPhone 5c by removing it from its inventory of available devices. There will still be options available to those who don’t wish to get up and running with the 6s however.
Rather than focusing entirely on breaking records by attempting to move everyone across to the latest hardware, Apple will continue to offer the current-generation iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with a reduction of $100 on both the models.
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