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The iPhone 6s will do something your current iPhone can’t… but it’s not really a surprise

Published Apr 16th, 2015 12:27PM EDT
iPhone 6s Rumors: iOS 9 Force Touch

Apple will not unveil the iPhone 6s for a few months, but the first rumors detailing Apple’s next smartphones are already hitting the web. The new iPhones will bring at least one new feature that’s not available on any of the existing iPhones, although this new feature isn’t exactly going to be a complete surprise since Apple is already using it in a few products.

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A new report from Digitimes seems to further reinforce a recent rumor that claimed Force Touch technology is coming to the iPhone 6s. The new kind of interaction with a device has been introduced with the Apple Watch, and Apple adapted it for MacBook use as well.

According to the Taiwanese publication, the same companies that supply Force Touch sensors for the Apple Watch will also make sensors for next-gen iPhones. Apple is still experimenting with Force Touch-related designs, Digitimes has learned. Apparently, the sensor can be placed between the outermost protective screen cover and the in-cell touch panel, or beneath the touch panel backlight layer, with the second being the most likely choice for the iPhone 6s.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.