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No. These articles are just speculation and computer CGI imaginings, not based on any actual information. The next iPhone will probably be released in October, but the odd-year iPhone releases have traditionally been called the "s" model, as in iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5s.

Should Apple stick to that, the next iPhones are likely to be called the iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus.

What the features of that future iPhone will be, nobody outside Apple actually knows.
 
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off topic but I wish they'd can the S range. It's clearly just a way to cash out before they release another model
 
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off topic but I wish they'd can the S range. It's clearly just a way to cash out before they release another model


Not really, no.

The iPhone designs cost Apple millions ... But they're supposed to throw all that hard work away after a year?!

In point of fact, the "S" models are actually the ones the savvy users buy. They fix any hardware flaws Apple had in the "1.0" of the new phone design, add features, often add new hardware like better cameras. The 5S introduced Touch ID, which is a LIFE CHANGER ... wasn't on the 5 ...
 
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Not really, no.

The iPhone designs cost Apple millions ... But they're supposed to throw all that hard work away after a year?!

In point of fact, the "S" models are actually the ones the savvy users buy. They fix any hardware flaws Apple had in the "1.0" of the new phone design, add features, often add new hardware like better cameras. The 5S introduced Touch ID, which is a LIFE CHANGER ... wasn't on the 5 ...

The touch ID is massively helpful, I'll give you that. It doesn't affect me because my upgrade cycle falls around the time the 1.0 is released, I'd just hate to get the same hardware a year late. But then I am hopelessly shallow and just want new toys :Blushing:, a slightly improved camera really doesn't bother me
 
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The touch ID is massively helpful, I'll give you that. It doesn't affect me because my upgrade cycle falls around the time the 1.0 is released, I'd just hate to get the same hardware a year late. But then I am hopelessly shallow and just want new toys :Blushing:, a slightly improved camera really doesn't bother me

Same hardware? In the 's' model vs the prior? Ahahahahahahahahahahahah..... that's so misinformed it's not even funny. No wait, it is funny. Ahahahahahahahahahahahah! The only thing that is consistent is the form factor and maybe the screen. Everything else gets improved, usually significantly.

EDIT: Take a look at the benchmarks for the iPhone 5S vs the prior models. If you try to tell me that's the same hardware as the iPhone 5, I'm going to have you committed to an asylum.
Benchmarks: iPhone 5s lives up to the hype | Macworld
 
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ruellesmith said:
But the article might also be true on some cases. I hope Apple won't make iPhone 7 or iPhone 6s "incredible thinner" as it is more susceptible to bending damage just like iPhone 6.

Every indication we have is that the iPhone 6s and 6s plus will look identical on the outside to the present model ... Exactly as every previous alternate-year model has sine the iPhone 4. "Bendgate" turned out to be mostly malarkey-- when was the last time we saw a post about a bent iPhone 6 in this forum?
 
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"Bengate" was a farce. I carry my iPhone 6+ in my back pocket all the time. I have a very light leather case on it and I sit on the phone all the time. It is as flat as the day I got it almost 10 months now.

If you grab any phone and apply enough pressure you can get it to bend at it's weakest point. Those that did the bend test on the iPhone 6+ were ridiculous. They exceeded more than reasonable stress on the phone then screamed, "Look! it bends!" Ya think! What ever.... The iPhone 6+ is a tough little thin sucker. I have been very pleased with how it has stood up to everyday use.

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Reliable sources indicate that the next iPhone will be a 6s and 6s+. You might see an iPhone 7 sometime late 2016.
 

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I have always upgraded on the "s" models. If anything it's a spec upgrade which is what I always figured the s stands for. There are only so many great new features they can bring to the smart phone year after year but a faster processor and more memory is a worthwhile effort to put into an already successful product. Apple is not "cashing out" at anyone's' expense.
 
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Here's a novel approach...

How about Apple stop messing with the camera, iOS, processor, and gimmicks and just give us this:

A PHONE THAT CAN BE DROPPED WITHOUT SHATTERING

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WATERPROOF SO I DONT NEED A OBNOXIOUS LIFEPROOF CASE

The camera is good enough. We got plenty of good apps (as long as their is a calculator app, Im good). iOS doesnt need tweaking. Web browsing is fine. Apple Pay is nice. Passbook is cool. iTunes is iTunes. Now just fix the 2 issues that Apple shouldve addressed years ago.
 
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Here's a novel approach...

How about Apple stop messing with the camera, iOS, processor, and gimmicks and just give us this:

A PHONE THAT CAN BE DROPPED WITHOUT SHATTERING

&

WATERPROOF SO I DONT NEED A OBNOXIOUS LIFEPROOF CASE

The camera is good enough. We got plenty of good apps (as long as their is a calculator app, Im good). iOS doesnt need tweaking. Web browsing is fine. Apple Pay is nice. Passbook is cool. iTunes is iTunes. Now just fix the 2 issues that Apple shouldve addressed years ago.

Please tell us what other electronic devices you've seen that are truly waterproof and oh also ANYTHING out there that doesn't break when dropped on the floor that isn't a piece of wood or something like that.

How about looking at the devices for what they are and making smart posts about it?
 

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How about Apple stop messing with the camera, iOS, processor, and gimmicks and just give us this:

A PHONE THAT CAN BE DROPPED WITHOUT SHATTERING
Perhaps you just have bad luck but I've dropped both my iPhone and iPad, particularly the former, numerous times on concrete and aside from a few dings, there isn't a scratch on them. The glass backed iPhones on the other hand do crack easily.
 
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