A new report from the Wall Street Journal claims that Apple will be adding its Force Touch technology to the next-generation iPhone due to be unveiled later this year.
Force Touch is a new technology developed by Apple for the Apple Watch that allows the display to “sense force” thereby distinguishing between light and deep taps. Apple claims that Force Touch is the “significant most new sensing capability since Multi-Touch.”
Additionally, the report states that Apple will be sticking to 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display sizes on the upcoming iPhones with a similar resolution display as the current generation iPhones. However, the company is planning on offering the iPhones in a new color and is testing pink as a possible new color.
The information comes from the websites various sources in Apple’s supply-chain who also claim that production for some of the key device components will begin in May itself, though Apple will not be unveiling the new iPhones before September this year.
This is not the first time we have heard Apple’s plan on adding Force Touch to the ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ with previous reports and rumors indicating the same thing. The new 12.1-inch MacBook and the updated 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro also feature Force Touch technology from Apple.
The inclusion of Force Touch in the iPhone, and hopefully iPad, will allow iOS developers to create richer and more powerful applications.[Via Wall Street Journal]