What we think we know: iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Rose Gold 
If you forked out AUD$14,000 on a rose gold Apple Watch, you'll be happy to know that Apple is expected to give you a new iPhone to pair it with. As with the gold iPhone, it's much more likely that a rose gold model will simply use a finish rather than actual 18-karat gold, but crazier things have happened – like an AUD$14,000 Apple Watch.

2GB of RAM 
Many, including myself, were disappointed that Apple only gave the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus 1GB of RAM. The biggest issue with just 1GB of RAM is that it limits how much information the iPhone can store in the background. If you've ever left Safari to reply to a message and come back to find the page you were on had to reload, that's because you ran out of RAM.

Thankfully, the iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6s Plus are rumoured to ship with 2GB of RAM, which should hopefully reduce how frequently you encounter the aforementioned scenario.

They won't bend 
Bendgate was easily 2014's most disproportionate tech crisis, but that didn't stop certain manufacturers (coughsamsungcough) from cracking jokes about bending iPhones almost half a year later. While only a small number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models actually suffered from a case of the bends, Apple seems keen to avoid another media circus this time around. Not only will the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus be thicker to accommodate a Force Touch display, they're expected to thicker in key areas (around the volume rocker and power button) to prevent any accidental bending.

Timing 
Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sometime during the week commencing on September 7. BuzzFeed says September 9 (September 10 for Australia) is the big day, but Apple has yet to confirm when its keynote will take place. Assuming Apple does announce its new handset on September 9, we could see pre-orders open as early as September 11, ahead of a worldwide launch on September 18.



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