Force Touch originally planned as an exclusive for the Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Force Touch originally planned as an exclusive for the Apple iPhone 6s Plus
According to a rumor out of Taiwan, Apple was originally planning on using its Force Touch feature as an exclusive on the next iteration of its phablet, expected to be named the Apple iPhone 6s Plus. Force Touch, which is employed by the tech titan on the Apple Watch, allows a device to differentiate between a light and hard press on the screen.

Apple has apparently changed its mind and according to supply chain sources, both the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus will come with Force Touch. The technology is believed to be coming from a company called TPK, which will supply Apple with all of the modules it needs to include Force Touch in both new iPhone models.

Having the ability to read a light touch and a heavier touch on the display means nothing without applications that can take advantage of the feature. If Force Touch does come with the next iPhone models, we wouldn't be surprised to see some new applications for it introduced around the same time that we see the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus unveiled. Today's report suggests that Force Touch could be used to fast forward videos, or to make quick changes to the volume of the phone.

There is some speculation that Apple will be introducing and possibly even releasing the new iPhones in August, instead of the usual September/October timeframe.

Thanks for the tip!

source: UDN (translated) via GforGames

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