8 Awesome Things You Should Expect From the New iPhone

It’s official: Apple will unveil its newest products (aka the rumored iPhone 6S) at an event on September 9, meaning there are only about two weeks to wait in anticipation. If you want to confirm it for yourself, tell Siri “Hey Siri, give us a hint,” and you’ll get a response about something happening on the 9. Rumors continue to swirl unconfirmed but so far, here are all the things you might expect to see on the newest iPhone addition.

—Additional reporting by Ann-Marie Alcántara

  • Better camera: In major news, the back camera pixels will reportedly improve from eight to 12 megapixels, according to Apple Insider. iPhones have had an eight-megapixel camera since the 4s came out in 2011. It will also record in 4K resolution.
  • Front-flash support: Though it’s unlikely that Apple will add an an actual LED flash to the front, it is expected that instead, the front screen will light up white to take a photo with “flash.” Front-camera usage for panoramas should also arrive on the new iPhone 6S, as well as the ability to record slow motion video in 720p resolution.
  • Force-touch technology: As Apple rolls out its force-touch technology to the new MacBook and Apple Watch, industry folks expect it to make its way to the iPhone. The new feature, which recognizes differences in finger tap pressure, will likely be added to upcoming iPhone models.
  • Animated wallpapers: The fun, moving wallpapers that exist on the Apple Watch will also be available on the newest iPhone. No word yet on what the wallpapers will look like, but hopefully you’ll be able to add your own.
  • Longer battery life: Get ready for a better iPhone with the introduction of a new “Qualcomm-made LTE chip” — it ensures that the iPhone will have a longer battery life and an even faster LTE speed.
  • Three new iPhone 6 models: Apple’s next release may include three new takes on the iPhone we all know and love, according to Digitimes. Following in the footsteps of the iPhone 5, the company could be working on an iPhone 6S, 6C, and 6S Plus.
  • An affordable, smaller iPhone: If the iPhone 6C rumors are true, the model will be a lot like the 5C in its plastic body and impressive processing power . . . but unlike its predecessor, the new phone would be smaller than its iPhone 6 counterpart. Unlike the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, the 6C (shown here) would measure in at only 4 inches.
  • Rose-gold finishes: When TechEBlog shared images of what looks like a rose-gold iPhone 6S, we were pretty smitten. Since the company is unleashing a rose-gold Apple Watch, it makes sense that it would be an option for phones, too. The photo you see above is the current iPhone coated in rose gold.

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