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.
Unlike traditional touch pads,
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.
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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.