According to the most recent reports, the next iPhone, likely to be called the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, will include a better battery, which is expected, but it will also include a much better LTE chip.
The Qualcomm-made chip will reportedly double Internet-connectivity speeds on the iPhone.
The chip is currently known by the code MDM9635M and was developed by Qualcomm in 2013, however, it did not go into production until last year. The important part, however, is that it will bring the 150 Mbps speed limit for Internet speeds on the iPhone to a massive 300 Mbps.
The new chip will offer the same upload speed of 50 Mbps, which could have an effect on uploading things like photos and music to a user's iCloud account. Of course, 50 Mbps is still quite fast, especially as an upload speed.
The new chip also offers better power efficiency and is thinner than previous chips, despite image leaks that show that the device will be the same size and design as the previous iPhone model. It is unknown exactly how much more time users will have on a single charge because of the new chip.
Of course, it's important to mention that even if the new chip is able to offer better download speeds, that doesn't mean that they will. There are plenty of other factors that go into download and upload speeds for users, and in the U.S., a download speed of 300 Mbps is almost never achieved. It is technically possible through Category 6 LTE networks, however, so perhaps in the future, the new chip will come in handy.
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are expected to be more incremental updates to the device rather than offering big changes. This is because the iPhone 6 included a number of big changes, such as a new design and form factor. The new device will, however, include an updated processor, which will presumably be called the A9 processor.
Despite the recent details that have been leaked about the new device, a lot remains to be seen. For example, some suggest that the device might include an increased pixel count in the camera to 12 MP and a little more RAM, perhaps to 3 GB or 4 GB, up from the 2 GB of RAM currently on offer in the device.
Only time will tell exactly what the iPhone 6s actually includes, but it's sure to be a top seller, with Apple even tying with Samsung in terms of sales during the fourth quarter of 2014.