Apple Event: New Apple Watch bands, 16GB iPhones verified with 7000 series aluminum

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

Beginning with the iPhone 3GS, every brand-new iPhone has actually begun with 16GB of storage as a base design — — a capability that has actually come under enhancing fire as both videos and apps have actually grown in size. In spite of new capabilities and the presence of 4K video recording in the brand-new iPhones, sources say that the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will maintain the exact same storage tiers as the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB.

On-contract prices will likewise be the exact same as the 2014 models: $ 199, $ 299, and $ 399 for the iPhone 6S, versus $ 299, $ 399, and $ 499 for the iPhone 6S Plus. We formerly posted photos of pre-production next-generation iPhone components that indicated that the 16GB alternative could remain.

As we just recently reported, the iPhone 5s will continue to be on sale as the on-contract “complimentary” model, while the 2013 iPhone 5c will be terminated. While a 4-inch iPhone 6c has actually been in the works, sources do not anticipate such a device to be revealed at the September 9th occasion. We’ve also confirmed that the brand-new iPhones will utilize the stronger 7000 series aluminum initially found in the Apple Watch Sport. Here is how Apple explains this custom-made alloy:

For Apple Watch, we developed a new alloy of 7000 Series aluminum that’s 60 percent more powerful than standard alloys. Yet it’s very light. Together with the Ion-X glass covering the display, it makes the Sport collection views approximately 30 percent lighter than our stainless steel models. It’s likewise extremely pure, with a wonderfully consistent appearance that’s challenging to achieve with conventional aluminum alloys.

Speaking of the Apple Watch, we’re informed that brand-new Apple Watch Sport band colors will launch on the 9th. The new colors might be the exact same as or comparable to the broader variety of sport bands Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive revealed to small audiences at personal Apple Watch events earlier this year.

The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will maintain the design of the current models, but will include a number of new functions, according to sources. The brand-new smartphones will consist of Force Touch-based displays for shortcutting popular iOS functions, 12 megapixel rear cameras that can record 4K video, upgraded front video cameras, faster A9 processors, 2GB of RAM, animated wallpapers, and a new Rose Gold color option. The brand-new iPhones are expected to go on sale in retailers on September 18th.

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