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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25 Comments

1. hightower8655

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

Nice feature, though not sure it rises to "killer app" level.

2. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Android can stay outside.

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes, because it is certainly warmer outside, than the cold Apple fanbois inside who have nothing better to do. This isnt even an Android article and you can resist mentioning how great we are. We are so outside, we offer equal freedom to everyone. The grass is greener, the features are rich and 1.3+Billion users are happy. Apple always gets a headstart and then ends up last. The Mac OS has a 5 year headstart and yet after 30 years, only 130M users vs Windows which is 5 year younger with 1.4Billion users Apple had a 2 year headstart on the mobile market and here we are 8 years later and they have 1/2 the users than the most popular mobile platform. Their phones, 2 year headstart, 3 years behind the competition. I dont care about sales. What you dont get is very simple. Apple sells one phone, if you want ti you MUST buy it. If Samsung was the only Android OEM, they would sell 600M phone every year by themselves. Marketshare is better than pure sales because when you have a large market you have time to react to others making changes and you acn make better. Apple has to fly by the seat of their pants and hope every fly by night thing they throw out you all will just buy for no reason. The Apple Watch is Apple's latest proof of that. whoever I wont blast them because pebble, Gear, 360 and whatever else in the same class are OEM's with no ideas throwing at the wall and seeing what sticks. At least one OEM actually makes stuff and many others depending on their technology to make their products better. if it was for the largest Android OEM making components at the highest quality, the iPhone and many other devices would eb nothing more than expensive pieces of junk. You're so ignorant. Your parents much be proud of you. In fact go upstairs, and give your mom a high 5 for bringing your pathetic existence into existence.

7. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

tl; dr; keep barking.

10. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

He yet again shut you up. In denial. Keep trolling jakelee. Come on, you can do better than, ad-hominem. Don't you have nothing to back or retaliate?

11. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

LOLOL You got muted. Your comeback is even weak. "Keep barking" but you barked first sweetie, our bark was just bigger.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's funny how easily bated you are into these rants. Do you really think people are reading all this crap, or do you think they/we can honestly care less? "Apple always gets a head start and then ends up last", how many of these tech companies want to be in Apple global/financial position? Call it how you want, but Apple is the elephant in the room.

15. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

They do. There are thousands of readers who will read, and acknowledge this.

17. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

You've never ever hardly make any constructive post. All you do is complain, when anyone hits the truth. Why don't you find an answer to his post, rather than bla, bla, bla....

21. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

You idiot only talk about finance or sale so what if you have all those million they don't even do something for the commercial but mill them out even the Motorola 2013 is better than the iPhone 6 lol ridiculous

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You call me an idiot, and that's how you constructed your post? Great job pal.

26. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

Because, and looks like you are one. Because that's all you talk about.

13. Galaxy_Apple

Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015

LOl! techie all you do is post essays on Apple posts it's almost like you post only on Apple threads about your hatred for Apple , yet all your doing is promoting them indirectly ever heard of the term Any press is good press. your just boosting Apple articles , creating flamewars , which in turn means more page views. you really should get a new hobby I don't think anyone thinks your posts are even serious , who even patiently reads them ? , you need to take your hate to Cupertino not P.A threads it's pointless. if you check Apple's financials , you'll see Apple is doing fine financially and are entering new markets like automation & cars etc...

16. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

He's post is honest and truthful. Don't you have anything to backbite his post? Apple is Rotflmfao, because of people like you, there ripping off.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very well said man, I doubt he sees it that way though. He feels he's somehow hurting Apple with these essay length rants. He should log off PA, and take it directly to Cupertino CA.

19. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

He is hurting Apple. Don't you realise there are thousands of people come in here for information. Word of mouth spreads quickly. They should be informed, by buying Apple products, you don't get what you paid for, but your paying for the logo. Apple believes in outdated specs, not tech. But they still succeed in selling . while others are pouring millions in RD, while they sell there sub par products.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Other than this post (and it'll be the last time), do you notice I'm not responding to you? That means get lost, you'll be banned for the 15th time soon.

24. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

So true ibas a tmobile store and some one from NY just move to the area and he was like what is the Best and I told the note 4 or the galaxy s6 he ws like I didn't know. He own a iPhone 5 even his daughter had a iPhone and she wanted to get the s6

29. andynaija

Posts: 1253; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Before you post your comment please just look over it and correct the mistakes in it, grammatical and spelling, because there are too many. (This goes for everybody as well)

3. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Cool story bro.

4. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

I would be very interested to see how this is implemented system wide. I would assume it will share some of the capabilities found in the new MacBook designed for a capacitive screen, but where else is the question. We'll just have to wait and see.

8. exran

Posts: 61; Member since: May 02, 2015

Force touch seems kinda gimmicky. If you are going to tap something hard, you're likely to tap it longer too, so why not use the already-present long-press. There's an xposed module that basically introduces force touch to android using this idea that force = long.

14. Galaxy_Apple

Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015

I guess it's how the software sees it , you could use force touch to say open stuff in new tabs or do contextual stuff like send to other apps. it's kinda like a middle click. maybe pressure based drawing too, who knows what devs will do ? maybe even multi-tasking windows , like floating apps on android. it's upto the devs.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I hope force touch performs better than iOS8 has. 8 months, and still ironing out the bugs...c'mon Apple.

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

You can't even scroll to the bottom of the page faster the more you swipe on iPhone's why would you need it anywhere else besides scrolling through pages? Talk about a gimmick.

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