New iPhone could debut as early as August

The new iPhone could be unveiled in August, claims KGI Securities analyst Kuo Ming-Chi, which would be a month earlier than the usual September unveiling that we've been led to expect.

The new iPhone could be unveiled as early as August, claims KGI Securities analyst Kuo Ming-Chi, which would be a month earlier than the usual September unveiling that we've been led to expect.

According to Kuo, Foxconn will handle some 60 to 70 percent of the new iPhone orders, with a 4.7-inch iPhone 6s accounting for two-thirds of orders, with the remaining third being for the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus.

Kuo also claims that the new iPhones will feature the pressure-sensitive Force Touch technology currently found on the new MacBooks and MacBook Pros.

Force Touch, according to Kuo, "can enrich user experience due to more input methods and support of handwritten signatures, which is beneficial for expanding the commercial market."

For those waiting for a larger iPad to appear, Kuo has some good news, claiming that Foxconn will exclusively handle orders for a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and that this will launch during the fourth quarter.

According to an earlier report by KGI Securities, the new iPhone will get a RAM bump to 2GB, feature an improved 12-megapixel camera and Touch ID sensor, and a more robust shell.

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