tech2 News StaffMar 11, 2015 13:03:25 IST
Looks like, Apple plans to bring the innovative Force Touch technology seen in the new Apple Watch and 12-inch MacBook to its next-gen iPhone. Citing sources from the supply chain, a Wall Street Journal report states that Apple plans to incorporate the Force Touch technology in its next smartphone, allegedly the iPhone 6s.
Besides, the report also adds that Apple is considering a new pink colour option for the iPhone too. An AppleInsider report also talks about the new technology coming to the next-gen iPhone, citing some 'reliable sources'.
Force Touch technology lets the device detect varying levels of input pressure by deploying electrodes around its screen. For instance, in the Apple Watch, electrodes are embedded around the flexible OLED display that help detect the deformation caused by a press/tap/swipe. This force is then translated to operations by adding an extra layer of control to multitouch system.
"While feasible, including Force Touch would likely require flexible display materials like the OLED panel used in Apple Watch," adds the AppleInsider report.
The new MacBook also features the all-new Force Touch trackpad which has built-in force sensors that allows users to customise the trackpad based on the pressure exerted. There’s also a new gesture called Force Click, which is essentially a click followed by a deeper press, and can be set for specific tasks like checking the meaning of a word or seeing a map, etc. It also eliminates the right click.
Recently, a report revealed that Apple's next iPhone - and assuming it will be accompanied by a Plus version - will come with 2GB RAM and Apple SIM compatibility.
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