According to the latest web rumblings, Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are set to feature pressure-sensitive screens and could also pack a big surprise in the camera department.
Apple’s next big hardware launch is just over two months away, which means shedloads of internet chatter about the next iPhone – and as you’d expect, Apple will be packing plenty of cutting-edge technology inside to counter rivals like Samsung.
Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models revealed, already in production
“Sources close to the matter” have reportedly confirmed that production of the iPhone 6s has already begun, to prevent any possible supply issues come Autumn. Once again there’ll be two models – the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus – with the new handsets being 4.7 and 5.5-inches, just like the 6 and 6 Plus.
Bloomberg reported that the next generation iPhones will remain in their current form factor as that increased screen real estate has proved very popular in the Chinese market.
Word is, both new iPhone models will also come rocking Force Touch display technology, just like the Apple Watch.
What is Force Touch screen technology?
A Force Touch screen has the ability to sense how hard someone pushes on it, from a light stroke to a solid strike. Force Touch has been in the development phase for some time, but now it’s apparently ready for use in other hardware besides the MacBook and Apple Watch.
Force Touch could bring a great new dimension to next-generation iPhones (and iPads), offering up context-specific control options. There’s also great potential for creative sorts when teamed up with a stylus, which will have Samsung slightly worried – after all, a 5.5-inch iPhone that allows pressure-sensitive scribbling is basically a direct rival to the Note range.
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to sport dual-lens cameras
Reports from other sources indicate that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus could be the first Apple handsets to sport a dual-lens camera.
The camera tech has been a thorn in the side of Apple’s development people for a long time now, throwing up issues with blurring that have been hard to overcome. However, these niggles have reportedly been dealt with at last and, provided supply needs can be met, the new iPhones could offer up the camera technology.
That said, we’d expect Apple to hold back until next year’s range if production has indeed already commenced.