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iPhone 6S Plus tipped to get Force Touch display

The iPhone 6S Plus will be landing with Force Touch technology built into its display, a new report claims.

According to Chinese news site UDN, unnamed industry sources have confirmed that the yet-to-be-announced device will carry Apple’s pressure-sensitive touch tech.

Apple first debuted Force Touch on the Apple Watch, which was soon followed by the company’s new Retina MacBook.

Unlike traditional touch pads, Force Touch can process various levels of finger pressure, which can translate to different commands.

According to the report, Apple will be paying somewhere in the region of $13 to $14 per iPhone 6S Plus Force Touch panel, purchased from Chinese touch solution company TPK.

The Apple Watch Force Touch panels, meanwhile, cost significantly less – around $4 to $5 per unit.

That’s because the Apple Watch uses either a 1.5-inch or 1.65-inch display, compared to the 5.5-inch panel expected on the iPhone 6S Plus.

Related: iPhone 6S review

It’s interesting that there’s no mention of the smaller iPhone 6S getting the technology, which means Apple could be looking to encourage customers to purchase the higher-priced model with the new technology.

We’re expecting both the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus to launch in September, potentially alongside a plastic-body iPhone 6C.

The handsets will likely land with Apple’s new A9 processor, and rumours suggest an increase in RAM, up on the 1GB in the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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