Images leak confirming iPhone 6s/Plus biggest new feature

“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 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.”

Read more in the full article here.

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!

Why Force Touch on the iPhone will be awesome – July 29, 2015
Apple’s Force Touch iPhone 6s to be major differentiator, put rivals at further disadvantage – July 6, 2015
Apple assemblers begin making next-gen iPhones with Force Touch – June 27, 2015
Analyst: Apple’s ‘iPhone 6s’ to feature stronger 7000 series aluminum, slightly thicker for Force Touch – June 17, 2015
Apple’s new Force Touch patent application reveals stylus, virtual paint brush, 3D buttons interactions – May 28, 2015
Apple’s forthcoming iOS 9 supports ‘iPhone 6s’ Force Touch – May 26, 2015
Apple patent application reveals work on Force Touch for iOS devices and more – March 5, 2015
Force Touch rumored to arrive exclusively on ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ – April 2, 2015
Apple’s next-gen iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus to feature Force Touch – February 28, 2015


      1. Sold mine before earnings. Will probably put my money elsewhere. Too many good stocks out there to choose from. Stocks that I don’t have to hope go up once or maybe twice a year. That’s not consistency. I can do better until Apple gets their shit together.

        1. ‘Until Apple get their shit together’, what more do you expect them to do, take over the Universe? Apparently being more successful than any other major tech company isn’t good enough, but blame the markets for that.

          1. It’s a big company and it takes a lot to move the stock price. Don’t blame Wall Street and everyone else because AAPL can’t move. I’m not looking for alibis I’m looking for a way to make money.

            1. And recommit to Aperture for the millions of people abandoned (and thoroughly pissed off), by Apple. Maybe Apple should take a breather from it’s relentless hardware development program to get it’s software house in order. It’s many small drops of water that add up to a flood and Apple’s drops of incompetence are appearing far to often these days.

            2. It wasn’t millions. Not by a long shot. It was perhaps thousands, but my guess is closer to hundreds that used it and are pissed off that it was discontinued. I don’t think Aperture even sold in the multiple millions over the life of the product. I would be a little surprised if it hit one million total copies sold.

              Aperture was great software. I used it and I liked it. But you’re delusional if you think that there was anything other than a small percentage of mac users, which is already a small percentage of computer users, who had paid for Aperture.

              You are upset about it. Other people are too. You and the others frequent tech blogs. That’s the sum total of statistical analysis that can be drawn from you seeing somebody else online upset that Aperture was discontinued.

              I’m not discounting your feelings. It’s a bummer. But it is nowhere near as widespread as you believe.

              Source: Nothing 100% conclusive admittedly, but reasonable. If you look at the Apple financial statements, software, services, and other is broken out into its own category. That category is a few hundred million dollars. There was no 500 million dollar bump the year aperture came out that would show it sold a million copies. or 200 million dollar bump the next year when the price was lowered. I believe it was popular among those that used it, which is not synonymous with popular amongst the general population.

  1. Forbes reckon force touch could be a weakness for competitors to exploit, they do live on some very weird planets over at Forbes. Yes a function people actually don’t have to use could drive them away, you couldn’t make it up.

      1. Yes, they do (as always); however, patents do not protect ideas, they protect implementations. So all what competitors have to do is to slightly change mechanical parts of Force Touch so it would be patentable.

        Bigger issue for competitors is OS-support; it will take time for Google to come up with it.

  2. It is important to note that people should not confuse Force Touch and Haptic Feedback. Ignorant tech blogger could never grasp the difference, so they confuse the two. Haptic Feedback is not a part of Force Touch, those are unrelated technologies, and Haptic Feedback is much thicker thing and it does not make much sense for iPhone anyway; it is not expected.

  3. I am at a loss: I have an Watch, and Force Touch seems useless to me (other options could do what Force Touch does). I do expect it will be included in the next iPhone; however, I don’t understand why that is so exciting.

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