5.5 Screen Size iPhone 6S Plus Will Gain Force Touch
According to reports Apple will add its new Force Touch feature only to the larger 5.5 screen size iPhone 6s Plus (or maybe iPhone 7?). Force Touch is a new touch technology type that distinguishes between different pressure levels, thus expanding a touch panel’s functionality. Force Touch utilizes tiny electrodes around the flexible Retina display that helps to differentiate between a light click and a deep press, and trigger instant access to a range of contextually specific controls.
The latest rumors suggest that Force Touch will be inserted into the iPhone 6S Plus, so its sensor cost will be 2.5 times more than the sensor of upcoming Apple Watch. Back to early January there were some rumors that suggested that the next Apple’s iPhone might take the Force Touch technology option from the Apple Watch. Although now that rumors have returned and they’re only mentioning the iPhone 6s Plus.
Sources that are connected with TPK, the company responsible for 90% of the Force Touch sensors in the Apple Watch, report that Cupertino company will record huge profits this year by supplying Apple with sensors for a new iPhone 6s Plus 5.5 screen size. There were no information about the 4.5-inch iPhone 6.
Also Apple’s Watch screen is 1.5 / 1.65-inches in diameter while the iPhone 6S Plus will get larger 5.5-inch display, and the Force Touch sensor for the smartphone will also be 2.5 times more expensive (for $13-14) than the sensor on the Watch, which costs around $4-5.
Force Touch option might have a much bigger impact on the way people uses their iPhones, so let’s wait till the iPhone 6s Plus release to try this feature.