Apple fans with their ear to the rumor mill have known for months that Apple is probably going to add Force Touch to the next iPhone. Now, we’ve got confirmation from one of the most respected sources in journalism that it’s almost definitely happening.
According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple has already started early production of new iPhone models with Force Touch — a feature that debuted on the Apple Watch that senses how hard users are pressing down on a screen.
The new iPhone 6s units will come in the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions as the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and will have a similar exterior design, says Bloomberg’s sources ‘with knowledge of the matter’. Previous reports have already claimed production is underway, and the report seems to confirm that, saying “volume manufacturing is scheduled to ramp up as soon as next month.”
The new Force Touch technology has already been added to other products like the MacBook Pro and new MacBook trackpads which let you tap into a new dimension of controls using the pressure sensitive tech. Adding Force Touch to the iPhone shouldn’t be a problem for Apple, however, getting iPhone owners to start using the new feature may take some getting used to.
Final assembley for the iPhone 6s is expected to be smooth, seems how the design is so similar to the current models. However, the timing of production volume of Force Touch enabled iPhone could be impacted by supply and yield issues with the display. Other features expected to be added to the iPhone 6s include a significantly improved camera, faster processor, more RAM, and possibily even a sapphire display.
The iPhone 6s isn’t expected to be announced until later this Fall to coincide with the release of iOS 9.