iPhone 6s screen assembly appears to confirm Force Touch

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iPhone 6s display has a few notable differences.
Photo: MacManiack

A new video showing what appears to be an assembled display component for the upcoming iPhone 6s once again hints at the arrival of Force Touch for the next-gen handset.

Posted by European repair firm MacManiack, the video shows the iPhone 6s having a front-facing FaceTime camera and proximity sensor in the same place as the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. However, a few changes have been made — and MacManiack thinks they may relate to Apple’s next pressure-sensitive iPhone technology.

In particular, the iPhone’s ribbon connectors have been slightly changed, while the shielding on the back of is now glued into place. Apple has additionally chosen to integrate the Home button and Touch ID sensor with the LCD and digitizer connectors — with the new connector maybe pointing to Force Touch.

The iPhone 6s is expected to be revealed at an Apple event next month on September 9. While the exterior of the new handset will not significantly differ from the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it is likely to be slightly thicker to accommodate new components.

This is also expected to be Apple’s biggest incremental “s” release yet, with additions including the aforementioned Force Touch, new processor and a much-improved camera.

A concept video last week laid out how Force Touch could conceivably work on the iPhone 6s.

Via: Apple Insider