Future Supplier obtained the rear housing of an iPhone 6s. The images were posted on a French blog NowhereElse.fr, and they are telling us that Apple’s upcoming smartphone refresh will re-use the exterior design of the current-generation.
What’s more important is that the pictures show internal changes to the housing which are supposed to make the phone a lot stronger than it’s predecessor. If you take a closer look at the internal layout, you can see a few noteworthy differences that might contribute to the ‘stronger body’.
Taking a look at the next picture you can see the difference in screw hole placement between the new and the old iPhone, 6s being on the left while the 6 is on the right.
The top screw hole holds the loudspeaker module and is ‘slightly higher’ than iPhone 6 Plus’s. This could be a sign of a possible tweaked loudspeaker design.
Future Supplier says that the current iPhone feels ‘smother’ then the leaked part, although the gold coating is essentially unchanged from the iPhone 6 Plus. The leaked part feels a lot stronger too, due to the change of material. (Series 7000 aluminum)
The custom alloy that Apple designed for the Apple Watch Sport, Series 7000 aluminum, is sixty percent stronger than standard alloys but just as light, potentially making the upcoming iPhones more durable and less prone to bending under pressure than the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models.
Internally, rumors point to an updated Qualcomm baseband modem for up to twice as fast 4G LTE at 300Mbps, faster and more secure Touch ID, improved NFC, A9 processor, 2 GB of RAM and most import, ‘Force Touch’.
Apple’s suppliers have just started the production of parts, so it is expected that we see the iPhone 6s in September.