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iPhone 6S: Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of September 9 Launch

As Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) continues to prepare itself for the launch of the iPhone 6S, ValueWalk examines the latest rumors and information about this critical smartphone release. Apple has set the unveiling date for this device at September 9, with invitations having already gone out for a massive event at the Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco, California.

With seating for this event apparently equal to 7,000 people, significantly more than previous iPhone launches, it is clear that Apple is going back to its policy of stellar device launches. This was dampened down somewhat when the Apple Watch was released, not least because Apple had no idea what to expect from sales of its first smartwatch. But it seems that the corporation intends to deliver an iPhone 6s release that competes with the most lavish events in its history.

Storage capacity and camera

The first iPhone 6s rumor that has emerged over the last week involves someone that will be known to all of the Apple-following community. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a note to investors indicating his belief regarding the storage capacity of this important smartphone release. Kuo believes that the iPhone 6s will be offered in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage capacities, essentially ensuring that there will be no upgrade in this department over the existing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

However, it is not hugely surprisingly that Kuo also suggests that there will be significant improvements to the portfolio of iPhone 6s features. Central to these will be an upgraded front-facing FaceTime camera, which the KGI Securities analyst believes will feature a 5-megapixel sensor. It seems that the selfie-producing capabilities of smartphones are becoming increasingly important as major social media sites that focus on photographs, such as Instagram and Snapchat, gain traction with millennials.

Force Touch debut

In addition, Kuo also predicts that Apple will indeed include Force Touch technology in the iPhone 6s; a much rumored occurrence among analysts over the last 12 months. It seems completely logical for Apple to migrate this feature from the Apple Watch smartwatch, and indeed Kuo considers this to...