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Both analysts and the rumor-mill agree that a screen which senses force you apply to it should be one of the marquee hardware features of Apple’s upcoming ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ smartphones. Plus, it certainly doesn’t hurt that Apple thinks Force Touch iPhones will be a huge success.

Force Touch for the upcoming iPhones entered trial production earlier this month and now Apple supplier TPK has reportedly ramped up volume manufacturing of the force sensors, according to a report Friday by DigiTimes.

Supply chain reports told DigiTimes, a Taiwanese trade publication, that Apple is aiming to ship 36-40 million new handsets in the third quarter and 50 million in the fourth quarter of this year.

Total iPhone shipments in 2015 should reach an estimated 230 million units.

TPK, which was commissioned by Apple to build force sensors for the forthcoming iPhones, expects its revenue to jump a whopping fifty percent in the third quarter on the back of Force Touch business.

The company reported a 22.7 percent annual revenue decline in the June quarter as smartphone growth decelerated and selling prices for small to medium-size tablet touch panels fell.

Although 2015 is an “S-upgrade” year for the iPhone, all checks indicate that 2015 will mark the biggest iPhone upgrade to date.

The devices’ exterior should be largely unchanged from the current models, sans a lot stronger Series 7000 aluminum chassis, and they’re expected to stay at 4.7 and 5.5-inch display sizes.

On the inside, however, the devices should offer an Apple-designed ‘A9’ processor with faster CPU and graphics performance, 2GB of RAM for smooth multitasking, force-sensing technology as mentioned before, an updated Qualcomm baseband modem for up to twice as fast 4G LTE networking at 300Mbps, improved NFC, a faster and more reliable Touch ID and “the biggest camera jump ever,” if what Daring Fireball’s John Gruber is hearing is anything to go by (think 5MP camera out the front and 12MP shooter with 4K video capture out the back).

Oh, and the entry-level 16GB model should finally go away.

Source: DigiTimes

  • Jamessmooth

    Yessssss can’t wait to upgrade my 6+. Now bring it out in August, Apple!

  • Buck

    Just please give me my 4″ iPhone 6C w/ Apple Pay, Touch ID and A8.

    It’s literally all I want.

    Edit: I can even go lower and just take a 5s that gets an NFC chip for Apple Pay. That’s fine too.

    • Cristian B

      Sorry to break it you buddy but from all we heard that model has been discontinued. Mostly because the 6 and 6 plus sold so well compared to the 5S. It’s a shame really…

      • Buck

        We’ll see – Leaks on non-flagship tech have proven to slide under the radar at times.

        For instance, they want to have a “free” device in the lineup and I could see the 5S sticking around with an NFC chip tossed in and that would very likely slip through unnoticed.

      • Cristian B

        I hope you’re right.

      • Dante Arellano

        5s? I cant even remenber when i shitted last time that was for sure less of 24 hrs ago who funkk can remenber 5as or cd…what was that shitte?

    • Dante Arellano

      Iphone 6c????? Wtf is that

  • leart

    I bet that Force Touch will be the next invention from samsushi

    • Anonomous.TECH.man

      Sushi is Japanese where samung is Korean.

      • leart


      • Cameron

        thats what makes that comment more offensive tho lol.

    • George

      Were you tying to be racist? Get the country correct beforehand.

      • Digitalfeind

        Relax. He made me ror.

      • leart

        ai momenti kur i thua relax nje bythqiri.. he he

      • Digitalfeind

        Be safe.

      • leart

        ik ere bythqir

      • leart

        dont made me ror loqe

      • iPhoneWINS

        same old BS that will never change

  • I should start saving up for the iPhone 6s. Been two years with my iPhone 5. I need an upgrade soon.

  • Joonyaboy

    Force Touch is awesome, but they need a visual cue. It’s disappointing on Apple Watch to Force Touch and have nothing happen.

    Just a small icon or flashing that lets you know something can be force-touched

  • iPhoneWINS

    “Force Touch and have nothing happen” cause it sucks

  • James G

    It’d be hilarious if Apple skipped A9 and went to A10 just to troll Microsoft/Windows.

    • ShirleyRManley


  • johnsm

    Here’s what the rumors say we’ll have:
    Sapphire glass / Gorilla Glass 4
    OIS on iPhone6
    Rose Gold and new Space Black
    5MP wide angle front camera
    10MP rear camera, f/1.8, 4K video rec
    2GB DDR4 RAM
    Liquidmetal design / aWatch aluminum
    32GB base storage option
    Wireless charging
    Bluetooth 4.1
    Solar-cell ambient light sensor (behind display)

  • Dante Arellano

    Think why force touch?

  • Dante Arellano

    Force touch new ios 9

    • disqus_ihv7vQE2m6

      this looks awesome! what are the tweaks featured here? what are the status bar tweaks, the theme, and widgets??? please inform. thanks.

      • Dante Arellano

        Its ISO blocks never been realease i guess it will b the new ios 9 if the iphone gets the force touch i just guessing

      • disqus_ihv7vQE2m6

        i was actually more interested in the status bar tweak and the theme more than anything else. thanks.

  • Alberto Espinal

    Same thing happened when Apple came out with Touch ID, why? Its a gimmick! It sucks! And now what! every one is implementing it!

  • askep3

    This is off topic but I just got an iPhone 6 and when I plug in the lightning connector it just slides in, but doesn’t click like it did on my 5s, is this normal?

    • Sam Romeo

      I have an iPhone 6 and the cable clicks into the charging port. Does the phone charge when you plug it in? Take it to an Apple Store, you can return pretty much any product from an Apple Store within 14 days of purchase for any reason and swap it out, I believe.

      If you’re outside the 14 day period you can just take it in. Your warranty will cover the replacement/fix if there is a problem with the charging port.