Apple has already started to produce its next iPhone, to be called the iPhone 6s (or even the iPhone 7), according to a new report from Bloomberg. The report says that Apple has started production early. It also suggests that the next iPhone will feature a Force Touch display, a technology that debuted with the Apple Watch and also made its way into the company’s new trackpads on the MacBook and MacBook Pro.
iPhone 6s adds Force Touch display
Force Touch displays are pressure sensitive, meaning that the screen can determine how hard you’re pressing as well as where you’re tapping.
This generally triggers different things on a device. For example, on the Apple Watch you can clear all notifications with a strong touch, or change the watch face by pressing harder which brings up the customisation screens.
It’s not the first time we’ve heard rumours that the iPhone 6s would feature Force touch. KGI Securities analysts have predicted in the past that a Force Touch display would be the next model’s key feature.
Furthermore, Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac, who is a reliable source when it comes to Apple rumours, reported in May that Force Touch will come to the iPhone 6s. As for other design features are concerned, it is also expected to come in the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants, and the general design will not change that much compared to the iPhone 6.
Apple is expected to also make improvements to the iPhone camera by upgrading to a 12 megapixel sensor, from the 8 megapixel version supported on current models.
Apple typically introduces new iPhones in September, and new iPads in October…
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