WSJ: iPhone 6s To Feature Force Touch Display, New Pink Color Option
Apple’s new Force Touch technology could be about to make its way to the iPhone with this year’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, according to a new report. The technology, which allows devices to sense the force applied during a tap and then give haptic feedback in response to it, first made its debut when Apple announced the Apple Watch late last year.
Apple’s newly announced and refreshed MacBook also makes use of Force Touch in its impressive new trackpad too, so the idea of it moving to the iPhone isn’t a far fetched one. We’d wager that the iPad could also be on the list of potential homes for the technology, also. Apple has been rumored to be working to bring a pressure sensing technology to the iPhone for a couple of years now, and Force Touch could well be the culmination of that work.
Alongside the news that Force Touch may make the jump to the next iPhone, rumors also have Apple dumping its iPhone 5c in favor of offering a new, pink color of the standard models that will be available. The rumors have Apple still testing its new color.
Given Apple offers the Apple Watch Edition in both yellow and rose gold, we do wonder if the yellow and pink coloring will be the way Apple goes from here on. A gold iPhone is already available, as is a gold iPad and adding a rose, or pink color would make relative sense given the color options on offer for the Apple Watch.
The new iPhones are expected to arrive in September which fits in with the usual timescale for such things and alongside a new color the new smartphones are thought to have extra memory and a speed-bumped CPU.