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Deja vu design for iPhone 6s, but expect all-new internals

More rumours about Apple’s iPhone 6s have surfaced, backing up earlier whisperings that the new iPhone will limit its upgrades to the internals.

A source “close to Apple’s supply chain” – as they so often are – handed 9to5 Mac some images of the new iPhone 6s chassis, which has already hit production. If legit, the new iPhone 6s is externally indistinguishable from the current iPhone 6 – which means no dual lens camera just yet, as we expected.

Internally, however, it’s a different story, as the case clearly shows mounting points for a brand new board.

The iPhone 6s antenna will remain in exactly the same place, as will the speakers and mics – so anyone who already owns a sexy case for their iPhone 6 won’t have to splash out for a new one if they upgrade.

The snapshots also scotch rumours which crossed our path a few days ago, regarding the iPhone 6s packing an all-new dual-lens camera.

The shell for the new device clearly shows only the standard cutaways for the camera tech – though we are still expecting Apple to up the ante in the camera stakes, to try and win back the title of king of the smartphone snappers (currently a close contest between the Galaxy S6 and the LG G4).

Of course, the dual-lens tech could be held back for the iPhone 6s Plus. The current iPhone 6 Plus has enjoyed plaudits for its quality camera performance and Apple could be looking to consolidate that position with the device’s incremental update. However, we’re expecting Apple to hold off on dual lens tech until next year, given how close we are to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launch date.


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