Rumors have suggested that the major upgrade will come in the form of a dual-lens camera system. Rumors have also claimed that Apple will brings its Force Touch technology or Taptic Engine, first introduced in the Apple Watch, to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
But AppleInsider now claims that according to their sources, the next generation iPhones won’t come with the dual-camera system, but confirmed that they will come with Force touch.
The report claims that the dual-lens camera would need a major overhaul of the chassis, which seems unlikely for an “s” upgrade.
The report also claims that the next generation 4.7-inch iPhone 6s is internally codenamed “N71” and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus is codenamed “N66”.
Force Touch would add a new dimension to the user interface, and Apple calls it the most significant new sensing capability since multi-touch. It uses tiny electrodes around the flexible Retina Display of the device to differentiate between a light tap and a deep press, and in turn trigger access to specific controls such as such as an action menu in Messages, or a mode that allows you to select different watch faces etc.
The report claims that Force Touch may be modified for the iPhone for more advanced features. The report also claims that Apple toyed with the idea of adding the Force Touch feature in iPhone 6, but removed it during the development cycle due to “calibration” issues.
According to some reports, the next iPhone will feature an 8-megapixel camera yet again. Apple switched to an 8MP resolution sensor with the iPhone 4s in 2011 and has since stuck to that resolution, though it increased the individual pixel size and has used newer generation sensors since then to improve image quality in future versions of the iPhone.
Would you be disappointed if the next iPhone didn’t get a major camera upgrade? Let us know in the comments below.[via AppleInsider]