A Rose Gold Apple IPhone 6S Might Be Just A Rumor, But It Could Become A Reality This Year
I've been pretty good about sticking with a two-year cycle when it comes to upgrading my Apple products, but if the latest iPhone 6S rumors are true, I might just have to break bad. Word on the street is a rose gold Apple iPhone 6S will be heading your way sometime this year, according to a KGI Securities research note obtained by AppleInsider. Yeah you heard me, a rose gold iPhone.
The move isn't too farfetched considering Apple's history with its S models. The 5S was the first iPhone that got a golden makeover, and though people weren't initially too enthused at the leaked images, the real-life gold iPhone won accolades from both critics and consumers. Rose gold could do really well with buyers, especially when you consider how rare the color is not only within Apple's inventory but elsewhere in the market.
There was no indication how much the rose gold option would cost. Right now, the only Apple product that comes in rose gold is the Apple Watch Edition, which starts at the hefty price of $10,000 because the smartwatch uses 18-karat rose gold for its case. Add in a rose gold strap, then the price jumps to $17,000. Instead of actually using the precious metal, the already available gold iPhone uses anodized aluminum, which makes the phone much cheaper. If a rose gold iPhone does come out, chances are it'll use the similar material.
The report also said the camera for the 6S model will be upgraded from 8 megapixels to 12 megapixels. That would significantly help the iPhone catch up to its competitors when it comes to snapping photos as Apple has relied on 8 megapixels since the launch of the iPhone 4S in 2011. The 6S model will also reportedly include a faster A9 processor, an increase in RAM memory to 2GB, and a display that has the same Force Touch technology used in the Apple Watch.
When it comes to Apple rumors, I'd say more often than not they're pretty straight on, though there have definitely been some disappointments in the past. Months before the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus debuted, there were reports their displays would showcase the highly prized scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Well, that didn't happen reportedly because Apple couldn't ramp up its production in time. Sapphire ended up debuting on the much smaller display of the Apple Watch.
So before you get all worked up, I have to warn you: Analyst claims aren't always 100 percent accurate. But man, I have a good feeling about this one. Or maybe the rosy bling is blinding my wishful thinking.