“Apple’s next generation iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are not due to be announced until September, but thanks to another massive leak we have further confirmation of their biggest new feature,” Gordon Kelly writes for Forbes.
“Photos from the ever reliable Nowhereelse.fr show a production line panel from the iPhone 6S with the clearest evidence yet of Force Touch integration,” Kelly writes. “Something Bloomberg also stated was a certainty back in June.”
“The timing of Force Touch integration into the iPhone line makes perfect sense. Apple has already road tested the technology in the Apple Watch and MacBook ranges and the iPhone S range has the luxury of being a release where there are few external changes allowing Apple a timeframe to experiment with greater internal innovation,” Kelly writes. “While nothing is 100% until we see Tim Cook talking about it on stage, I’d suggest the weight of evidence now supporting Force Touch inclusion on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus now cannot be ignored.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yes. Force Touch is intrinsic to Apple Watch. If Apple makes it as useful on iPhone and iPad as it already is on Apple Watch, it will become an important differentiator. It also won’t hurt that it’ll push the iPads people have now that much more towards feeling obsolete. After using Apple Watches for over three months now, we’ve been trying to “Force Touch” our iPhones and iPads out of habit. It doesn’t work yet, but it sounds like it will soon!
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