Customers look at Apple iPhone 5C and 5S at an Apple store in Beijing's Sanlitun area, September 30, 2014. The iPhone 6 will be sold in China from Oct 17, after rigorous regulator scrutiny led to Apple Inc reassuring the Chinese government that the smartp
Customers look at Apple iPhone 5C and 5S at an Apple store in Beijing's Sanlitun area, September 30, 2014. Reuters/Jason Lee

Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus products have been selling like hotcakes. Even at present, analysts consider demand for Apple handsets to "remain strong." Apple should be able to sustain the strong market share and demand, but it has to produce something to top off the series on its next release, according to estimates. It will be a tough bar for the company, but The Motley Fool sees several things people can expect on the expected release of the iPhone 6S mini.

Despite the lack of details about the upcoming processor, Apple has reportedly been working with Samsung for its next generation A9 processor. Reports note that the Apple will use the 14/16-nanometer FinFET manufacturing technology to produce the chips. This should assure people that the performance-per-watt of Apple's upcoming phones will be better. Apple's iPhone camera quality should also improve with its reported tie-up with Sony. The upcoming camera technology from Sony promises to bring "DSLR quality imagery" to the devices.

With Samsung's reported move to include fingerprint sensors in its devices, Apple is also expected to up its game. The Motley Fool sees Apple changing the TouchID into a more capable feature of the handsets.

While Apple has not released details about the expected iPhone 6s mini series, several analysts believe that it may be inclined to do so because of the perceived demand. For instance, Jeff Kagan, an analyst and tech industry expert, believes that many consumers will be pleased to find out Apple's return to the four-inch factor. In an interview with Benzinga, the analyst explains: "I imagine there will be a market for a phone that's the same size as the iPhone 5."

However, unless Apple confirms it, then it may remain as a rumour. Kagan adds: "But I can't see Apple doing it. Apple keeps the same-sized phone for two years, [then it] changes."

According to Benzinga, the speculations are quite ironic to what happened with the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus release. Previously, analysts have all agreed about a larger device being a game changer for Apple, but now the rumours centre on a smaller device.

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