If you have been following the news and rumors surrounding Apple products, KGI Securities is a company that comes to mind, especially with their analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who has proven over the years to be pretty spot on with his information and predictions. Interestingly enough the company has recently published a report in which details about the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are revealed, but there is no mention of Kuo in there.
We’re not sure if this means that Kuo did not have a part in this report or if he did, but either way it should be taken with a grain of salt for now. That being said, here’s what KGI Securities had to say about Apple’s next-gen iPhone. According to the report, Apple is expected to stick to the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch form factors. It is also expected that both phones will be powered by the A9 chipset and will sport 2GB of RAM.
Apple will finally be bumping the resolution of the camera on the back to 12MP, which is an increase from the iPhone 6 which still uses an 8MP camera. Apple is also rumored to deploy the use of a stronger metal in the form of Series 7000 aluminum which is said to be 60% than the current metal used. The report also brings up the possibility that Apple could use sapphire as its display, assuming suppliers can make enough of it.
The report claims that to help strengthen Apple Pay, the Touch ID sensor will see further improvements. There will also reportedly be a new rose gold color option which will be similar to the shade offered on the Apple Watch Edition. KGI Securities estimates that Apple will be able to sell as many as 80-90 million units by the end of the year.