New rumors about the next iPhone sporting a Force Touch display pop up

New rumors about the next iPhone sporting a Force Touch display pop up
Apple is already rumored to be putting a Force Touch-enabled display on its next iPhone and today we have new rumors claiming the same. In particular, the supplier of force-touch panels for the Apple Watch - China-based TPK - is expected to rank in significant profits by the end of the year with the cited reason being Apple's decision to employ such a force-registering display in its next iPhone crop. TPK will not be the sole maker of said Force Touch panels, though - GIS, another China-based touch display maker, is also tipped as being chosen by Apple as a supplier of such displays.

Unlike the Apple Watch, which employs Force Touch display that costs $4-$5 a unit, the Force Touch display in next iPhone will command a much larger price tag - roughly $13-$14. The reason for this is, of course, the much larger footprint of the iPhone display (in comparison with the Apple Watch, that is).  

According to the rumor in question, however, it seems that this technology will only appear on the larger iPhone, the rumored successor to the iPhone 6 Plus. The smaller device is not expected to score Force Touch. As usual, such rumors are to be taken with a grain of salt, but if we take the uniformity of Apple's ecosystem, it is somewhat logical that the next iPhone will indeed feature such a display.

And what is Force Touch, exactly? Well, it's a display with embedded sensor inside that are able to distinguish light taps from harder presses, which paves the way for a whole new level of functionality. As we said, such a display can be found on the Apple Watch and inside the trackpad of Apple's newest Macbook.


source: UDN (translated) via GForGames

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14 Comments

1. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Add in the haptics engine and this will be a killer phone!

2. seven7dust unregistered

no I hate it , it should be better than normal haptics, I hate the feel of most haptic engines, usually turn it of.

5. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Why would you want improved haptic feedback on a phone? You want to send heartbeats to your bros, lol? Killer feature no doubt. I can understand having such a feature on watch in conjunction with navigation/notifications, but on the phone it'd be just a pointless gimmick.

6. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

pointless gimmick? u mean curve screen?

7. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Something that makes a phone look better is not a pointless gimmick; it's an aesthetic feature. Accordingn to you all lamborghinis are gimmicky cars. Yep, lets all drive VW passat - clearly a superior car.

9. bittle

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 06, 2015

Totally agree :)

11. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Oh so the heart rate sensor, Ultrapixel camera, and curved screens arent gimmicks? The Google Glass? Smartwatches? Everything is a gimmick in the smart phone world

13. Sauce5 unregistered

When my friends were high one night, one of them tested out his heart rate sensor. Biggest gimmick I've seen in a long time lmao. I love my Note 4 (got it after he had his), but seriously? At least make accurate instead of 105, 54, 69, hut hut hike.

10. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

You already have a vibration motor on your phone..

3. seven7dust unregistered

this will probably be cool for games devs. hoping we see some cool uses in the Apple watch.

8. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Most people are afraid to press hard on the screen. Imagine that you're playing a game and you have to press hard in the middle of the screen on ip6+. Bammm, the phone starts to bend under the pressure. Sorry, but we've all seen what happens to ip6+ when you press it hard in the middle with your thumb.

4. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Whole new level of functionality... More like whole new level of iritation. There's nothing more frustrating than hidden menus in apps. This is why I hate most WP apps with their swipes.

12. HildyJ

Posts: 337; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

It will also be made of diamond reinforced sapphire and will fold. Could we lay off the iRumors until the summer?

14. T-rex unregistered

Use force and it will bend :P

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