“People familiar with development of Apple’s next-generation handsets — internally codenamed ‘N71’ for the 4.7-inch model and ‘N66’ for the 5.5-inch version — say they’re bound to hit the market under the expected ‘iPhone 6s’ naming convention and retain the same two screen sizes and casing enclosure designs first introduced this past September in the iPhone 6 lineup,” Jade reports. “Those customers clamoring for a return to a smaller iPhone in the 4-inch range won’t hear their cries answered — this year, at least.”
“Instead, those familiar with existing prototypes say Apple’s current plans call for both the new 4.7-inch model (N71) and the 5.5-inch ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ (N66) to gain Force Touch, a capability Apple debuted with the Apple Watch when it was announced in September,” Jade reports. “Apple has called Force Touch its ‘most significant new sensing capability since Multi‑Touch,’ lending some amount of credence to the idea that it could expand beyond the Apple Watch. Such a move could also require a corresponding switch to a flexible display material, however — electrodes surrounding the Apple Watch’s OLED display detect the level of deformation caused by the user’s press, a measurement not possible with rigid displays.”
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MacDailyNews Take: And Android, littered across a veritable junkyard full of disparate devices, will not be able to follow.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]