“According to a new report from UDN, citing industry insiders who are familiar with TPK’s operations, the aforementioned manufacturer will record significant profits this year, as it will be responsible (along with GIS) for supplying Apple with Force Touch sensors designed for the iPhone 6S Plus,” Mihai Matei reports for G for Games.
“But because the Watch’s screen is 1.5 / 1.65-inches in diameter whereas the iPhone 6S Plus will pack a much larger display (5.5-inch), the Force Touch sensor for the aforementioned phablet will also be 2.5 times more expensive ($13-14) than the sensor fitted on the Apple Watch, which costs around $4-5 a pop,” Matei reports. “Another interesting aspect about this fresh report is that the iPhone 6S isn’t mentioned, which might mean that Force Touch technology could be reserved for the larger 6S Plus.”
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MacDailyNews Take: When Force Touch arrives on iPhone, we doubt it will be reserved for the “Plus” models. Force Touch is too big of a UI addition and offers too much potential to limit it to certain devices. Apple will more likely seek to continue the spread of Force Touch to all Apple input devices ASAP.
Apple to bring Force Touch technology to next-gen iPhones, source says – March 10, 2015
Apple patent application reveals work on Force Touch for iOS devices and more – March 5, 2015
Apple’s next-gen iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus to feature Force Touch – February 28, 2015