iPhone 6s Force Touch modules enter mass production


Force touch Apple Watch
Force Touch is going to be the big feature of this year's iPhone refresh.
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In yet another apparent confirmation that the iPhone 6s will come with Apple’s Force Touch technology, manufacturer TPK is reportedly heading into mass-production of the relevant pressure-sensitives modules, after shipping off small amounts of samples last month.

It’s being a bit shy admitting which company they are for, though. (*cough* Apple! *cough*)

From its predictions for revenue increases, we can ascertain that the iPhone 6s is going to be pretty big, too. TPK thinks its revenues are going to increasing by 50 percent in the third quarter (Apple’s fourth quarter) of 2015, with sourcing estimating that that shipments of the iPhone 6s are expected to hit 36-40 million units in Q3 and 50 million in Q4 for the holidays.

Previously we had heard that Force Touch was originally planned as a handset exclusive for the iPhone 6s Plus — a decision which would have made little-to-no-sense — only for Apple to change its mind later on and decide to make the feature available on both the 4.7- and 5.5-inch handsets.

KGI’s Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed Force Touch on the iPhone 6s will be a bit different to the one Apple currently uses for the Apple Watch and MacBook, since rather than detecting pressure from users’ fingers, it will monitor “the contact area on which the finger touches the screen to decide how big the pressure is.”

Color us intrigued!

Source: Digitimes