Apple iPhone 6s to Get 'Force Touch' Feature?

Apple iPhone 6s to Get 'Force Touch' Feature?

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Apple is planning to bring the Force Touch feature from the Apple Watch to the iPhone 6s, reports AppleInsider. However, the site says the company doesn't plan to include the recently rumored multi-camera system.

Those familiar with existing prototypes say Apple's current plans call for both the new 4.7-inch model (N71) and the 5.5-inch "iPhone 6s Plus" (N66) to gain Force Touch and haptic feedback, a capability Apple debuted alongside the "Taptic Engine" when Apple Watch was announced in September. Their arrival on the iPhone product line will come roughly one year later, falling in line with the company's historical pattern of first debuting new cutting edge technology on one iOS device (iPhone) before extending it to another (iPad) the following year.

Force Touch uses tiny electrodes around the flexible Retina display to distinguish between a light tap and a deep press, and trigger instant access to a range of contextually specific controls — such as an action menu in Messages, or a mode that allows you to select different watch faces — whenever you want. Apple calls it the most significant new sensing capability since Multi‑Touch.

One person, 'extremely knowledgeable' about Apple's future plans, said the company toyed with putting Force Touch in the iPhone 6 but 'calibration' issues resulted in the feature getting pulled.

The iPhone 6s may also have the ability to modulate its vibration motor's amplitude and duration, so similar to the Apple Watch, notifications might be able trigger a tapping sensation.

Finally, sources say that packing in an extra camera would require a modification of the iPhone housing, 'which will not happen this year'.

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Apple iPhone 6s to Get 'Force Touch' Feature?

danngrigore - March 2, 2015 at 1:31pm
I agree. Why not as big as my TV. 2 in 1
thevmaxer - March 2, 2015 at 3:30pm
You mean your I.Q.
May the Force Be with you - March 1, 2015 at 8:34pm
Sounds more like feature for Jedi or Sith. Talk more to me about the stability focus of iOS 9.....that's what I'm interested in. Seems like iOS went to sh!t with iOS 8. So much so that even a hardcore Apple aficionado like myself went to Android until they get their sh!t straight with iOS. heck with it...I'm happy with my Android...just don't FUBAR OS X Apple...I beg you....
SimonSays - March 1, 2015 at 4:45pm
I really hope force touch is the only new feature the 6s has. That way I can keep my 6 for another year and not upgrade. Should they bring a 1080p screen to the 6s and give it much better battery life, all bets are off though. I want all the features of the 6 in a 4.7" size phone!!!!!!!!
Asshat - March 1, 2015 at 1:38pm
I'll click that link for a dollar.
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