The newest iPhone, expected for release latest this year, will come in rose gold, an analyst has said
The latest iPhone due for release, largely believed to be called the iPhone 6s, will come in rose gold for the first time, an analyst has said.
It’s unknown whether the new model would be rose gold-coloured anodised aluminium, like the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus’ gold option, or actual 18-carat rose gold like the luxury Edition Apple Watch, which is priced from £8,000.
Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has released a research note seen by AppleInsider, which also claims the new model will sport a 12MP camera, up from the current 8MP snapper, and 2GB of RAM up from 1GB.
The analyst said further 5.5-inch models in the new 6s range could feature scratch-resistant sapphire covers, and the Force Touch feature first touted on the Apple Watch, which makes it possible to perform a variety of different actions in different apps using the same surface. The rumoured business-focused iPad Pro is also said to include this feature.
“Force Touch can enrich user experience due to more input methods and support of handwritten signatures, which is beneficial for expanding the commercial market,” Kuo said.
It had previously been reported that a 4-inch version of the iPhone 6 was in development as a replacement for the entry-level iPhone 5c, but Kuo denied this, saying the company was looking to stick to the new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iterations.