Print The release of a new generation of “apple” tubes appointed September 9. On the eve of the official announcement, as usually happens, the network got a new batch of spy photos showing the assembled front panel iPhone 6S Plus.
At this time spies and wanted to show the front panel assembly. The photograph shows the display, front-facing camera and proximity sensor. In addition to the “facade” of the new iPhone is clearly distinguishable hole for the button Home. This suggests that the physical button will still remain, although earlier insiders predicted that Apple will abandon it in favor of the sensor with a built-in sensor Touch ID.
Frankly, outwardly front panel iPhone 6S Plus is exactly the same per se the iPhone 6 Plus. The only difference is the presence of the new iPhone have an additional controller Taptic Engine (Force Touch), which will provide its display Touch Sensitivity. Also, it is rumored that the resolution front camera Face Time will increase from 1.2 to 5 megapixels.
According to previously published unofficial data, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will be based on the latest single-chip platform, Apple A9 with 2 GB of RAM and receive a 12-megapixel main camera with 4K-video shooting.
Earlier, the network appeared photos of the aluminum body of the smartphone iPhone 6S. Even then it was clear that the outer casing iPhone 6S is not much different from the iPhone 6. It is safe to assume that with the iPhone 6S Plus, things are exactly the same.
According to insiders, the current receivers iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will get more rugged aluminum alloy series 7000. Such material Apple has used for its production of “smart” watches Apple Watch Sport. It is 60% stronger than the conventional aluminum alloy, and its density is two-thirds less than that of stainless steel. When making such an alloy of zirconium oxide is applied, which gives the metal a light satin finish. Aluminium 7000 has bright brilliant color and uniform texture free of defects and impurities.
As for the processor, the production of A9, Apple requested to several contractors. According to KGI Securities, these included the Taiwanese manufacturer of semiconductor products Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).
30% of the Company got the order for the production of A9 for the new iPhone. But the company GlobalFoundries, which is also one of the partners of Apple, still shows a high percentage of defects in the trial production of A9. On conveyors GlobalFoundries goes only about 30% of usable chips, while the main condition for Apple is that the defect rate is less than 50%.
In addition to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, experts are waiting for revival “budget” line “yablokofona.” Receiver iPhone 5C, according to the newspaper NextPowerUp, will appear on the market next year under the name iPhone 6C. The smartphone will get a 4-inch display and is dressed in a metal body. Jefferies analyst described it as an improved version of the iPhone 5S. Coincidence or not, but this summer Asian sources reported that the company AU Optronics has received an order for the production of 4-inch displays for the new iPhone.
According to the latest report, Apple’s revenue for the III fiscal quarter was $ 49.6 billion, and net profit – $ 10.7 billion, or $ 1.85 per share. For comparison, revenues in the same quarter of the previous year amounted to $ 37.4 billion and net quarterly profit – $ 7.7 billion, or $ 1.28 per share. Gross quarterly profit was 39.7% compared with 39.4% a year earlier. International sales accounted for 64% of the quarter’s revenue.
The increase is caused by successful sales of iPhone and Mac in the III quarter, revenues from services and the successful launch of Apple Watch. Over the past three months, Apple sold 47.5 million iPhone, an increase of 35% compared to the same period last year. Strong figures on sales of smartphones are not typical for this quarter: the adherents of technology Apple is usually waiting for the fall, when the “Yabloko” will present new products.
But not all rosy in the “apple” of the kingdom. Already the 6th consecutive quarter of falling sales of tablet devices. This quarter they have fallen by 18%. However, it is not the fault of “apple” devices: in the segment of tablets in general, there is a tendency to decrease. Many owners of tablets are in no hurry to change their devices to the new and the demand for the plates small size is reduced due to the spread of smartphones with a screen size of 5 inches or more.