Bloomberg says that Apple has just started the initial batch of production of the next generation of iPhones featuring Force touch. It’s rumoured that in many respects the iPhone 6s will be similar to the current iPhone 6, a big update would be the inclusion of Force Touch.
iPhone 6s to feature Force Touch display
Already used in the Apple Watch and the 12-inch MacBook, Force Touch lets the user apply different levels of pressure when using the screen (or trackpad on the MacBook) to use additional functions.
Sources have apparently said that manufacturing is expected to accelerate next month. Final assembly is also said to be a smooth process because of the similarity to the current iPhone’s design, but production volume may be affected however by the yield of the novel displays.
Meanwhile, another report by Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities says that the iPhone 6s will be a little longer and thicker because of Force Touch, and that the new model will therefore be able to do away with the camera bump. It’s also said that the next iPhone will be available in a new colour – Rose Gold, with a 12 megapixel camera and possibly a better front camera as well.
The iPhone 6 is due to be released in September, as is now traditional with each successive release of the smartphone.