Apple might look to launch two iPhones next year, at two separate events. The change in format would bring Apple to the same speed as other manufacturers like LG and Sony, who work on two separate devices over the course of one year.
For the past two years, Apple has launched two iPhones at the same time. Last year, it was the iPhone 5C and 5S, this year the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This year, it could be four new devices, at two events.
The first will be the iPhone 6S and potentially the iPhone 6S Plus. The launch should happen alongside the Apple Watch, in Spring. It would be the first time Apple launches a smartphone in the first or second quarter of the year.
Updates coming to the iPhone 6S include the potential 3D display, similar to the Amazon Fire Phone. Apple would need to add four cameras to the front of the device, in order to get the same facial measurement, or force users to use glasses.
The iPhone 6S should also get new speakers, located on the front of the device. Front facing speakers would be a big upgrade on the current speakers — located on the bottom of the iPhone 6. Apple acquired Beats Electronics for $3 billion, giving them a big upgrade on the audio department.
WWDC normally happens in June, meaning the iPhone 6S could precede the launch of iOS9. The iPhone 7 will most likely be the first device to run the new OS, set to launch at the same time as the iPhone 6 in 2015.
The Apple Watch is a big launch for Cupertino, looking at approximately 30 million sales in the first year. Having separate features on the iPhone 6S first could be incentive to buy the device, alongside the Apple Watch.