Apple iPhone 6s production to start in June: A9 CPU, 2GB RAM, pressure touch tech

As if to disperse any doubts about the upcoming iteration of Apple's iPhone flagship for the year, the Chinese blogosphere is brimming with tips that the device will indeed sport an Apple A9 chipset, just as rumored. The new silicon is expected to be produced by Samsung in mass quantities, taking advantage of the company's superior 14nm manufacturing prowess...
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7. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

he couldn't understand cause he is an androidiot.

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

'specs is only idiots' purchase reason :D' 'he couldn't understand cause he is an androidiot.' hipnotika, Do you make sense yourself? Pressure Touch its a new technology vincelongman is trying to discuss. Either participate or chilled.

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Its not new.

9. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

i think pressure touch recognize the difference between a tap and press which ends on providing the user with quick access to contextually specific controls..i think it will be handy while playing games ..let's see what developer will offer

16. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

That would be interesting. Only thing is it'll have to be somewhat consistent throughout the OS or it could get confusing what force pressing will do in specific contexts I'm pretty excited to see what they do with this. Let's hope rumors are real.

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

While the tech is great for younger folk, older folk would have problem using different levels of pressure touch for controls and selection. I experience it when i am teaching my mother how to use a smartphone.

21. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

i think it can be switched on or off just like auto orientation

22. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I don't really see Apple completely changing the way we use the touchscreen, just adding more function and features

26. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

yea i dont know about pressure touch but i really want to see haptic feedback features that is included on iwatch...custom vibration and lot more

24. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I think it is a pretty bad idea since pressure touch was the crap that didn't work before capacitive touch hit the market. The issue with adding pressure to capacitive will be confusion for end users and that will literally be the biggest mistake Apple could make. The same issue exists with long press which is a hidden mechanic in most cases. It is never obvious what is long pressable and what happens if you do it and force touch will have the same problem. The reason it will be a big mistake for Apple is that this will add complication to the system which will hit their biggest advantage, simplicity. Not only will you have more things that can be done, but those things will be hidden unless apple can provide a visual cue as to what can be force pressed and what action it will allow. Also, pressing things was the reason RSI was a big problem with dumb phones, capacitive touch took care of that, force touch brings it back a bit.

27. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

lol you are right but i think it is not enabled all the time..dont worry developers will gonna use in their certain apps which uses that features.

32. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

It all depends on how Apple integrates force touch into the OS. It seemed pretty straight forward on the Apple Watch, I have no doubts they'll make it as intuitive on iOS.

4. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

I sheep's should respect samsung, many people would like to see this company go down, but pity they don't know , if samsung or apple should go , the industry would lack competitiveness,I for one wants no company to die...

11. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

A summer launch would be smart. High volumes of sales in the summer followed by a second peak during the holidays. Don't know why they moved to the fall in the first place

13. Saioofi

Posts: 343; Member since: May 23, 2014

This thing is gonna be hella fast

39. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Promising indeed... but somehow I see Apple "leaking" unconfirmed specs just to steal the S6's thunder. If there is no pressure sensor these guys will be like, "oh, so they are suffering from yield problems and will have to postpone the feature" then everyone will buy it and indirectly give Apple "market demand research" results for the iPhone 7. The whole smartphone market is so friggin transparent only fanboys will pretend it's anything but. Btw I work in the industry and Google's been actively testing similar tech for almost 2 years (or so I heard) now.

50. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Reading some comments, people think pressure touch is a new technology. IT IS NOT. Pressure Touch, Force Touch and similar are the same. It has worked the same since day one and is controlled by software, now its simply done in the hardware. The point of pressure touch is to insure that when you operate a device, you actually are using it vs a device responding wastefully to a slight touch. Pressure is much more a confirmation. Example. In the S-Pen, the harder you press when you write, the thicker the line gets, when you ease off, it gets lighter. On the Apple Watch, the device uses force touch. The force is basically this. When you lightly touch, your finger breaks the plane on the display in a very small part of the screen. The software tells the screen not to respond because the touch was to short, or the plane that was broke was to small. When you press longer, it forces your finger to use a larger plane on the screen, the software says not only did they break a larger plane, the touch also lasted longer. Because hardware pressure requires a longer touch. You can't light touch and pressure touch at the same speed. A lighter touch is faster. With old touch display, this was controlled by a software time. If the time you touch expired the time, then the display would respond and if you didn't it wouldn't. With the new tech, its built directly into the display. The display will actually tell the software to respond, but essentially the same thing is happening. One thing that waste poser on a display is when it is in your pocket, the display will come one when you move. With this new technology the display will be smart and say, wow, there is a huge plane on the display being touch. It is much larger than a coupe of fingers. Since the degree is to high, the display simply wont turn on by accident. The tech isn't new, it simply has evolved to a point that it is needed on smaller displays. Resistive displays already use a low form for pressure touch. That is why they work even with gloves on and why iPhone displays don't. Cloth can't break the plane to make a display respond to touch. It responds due to pressure. If you take a normal piece of cloth and just rub it on a screen very lightly, te display wont even do anything. As soon as you apply pressure it moves (doesn't apply to iPhone displays). This is why Samsung display which are capacitive still work with gloves on and why Apple's displays don't; it is a form or Pressure Touch.

58. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

It doesn't need to be new technology. HOW Apple is going to integrate it is what'll make it interesting

57. dufis

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

2days in pas i by z3 compact,and about 1year a have moto g first gen,and i like more using my alld and cheap moto g,bicose it have stock android looks mo beter,screen is beter then z3c,and in hand it feels more confortable,in z3c i like camera it wey beter then moto g,and sadly my new z3c hawe dead pixsels in rigth corner screen i fink i take it in repairs or waranty,it thery expensive and i dont whant look in faulty screen dead pixels

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64. darealist

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

6s rumors are more popular than the Galaxy S6 itself. ROFL.

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