Apple has started building the iPhone 6S, which will feature the same Force Touch technology found in its newest MacBook and the Apple Watch. That’s according to ‘people with knowledge of the matter’ speaking anonymously with Bloomberg.
The report also says that Apple will move towards full production next month, suggesting it will release the new handsets in the autumn, as it has done with every iPhone since the iPhone 4.
Force Touch, which has been rumoured for the iPhone 6S since January, has become Apple’s go–to tech in 2015.
Featuring the ability to register pressure as well as swipes, it’s essentially Apple’s own take on the haptic feedback tech which featured in many early iPhone rivals.
It’s thought that Apple has started early production of 2016’s iPhones as yield rates are expected to be low.
Rumours flew earlier this year that the company had to bin large batches of Apple Watches because of failures with that device's touchscreen capabilities.
Design–wise, the sources say Apple will retain the current 4.7–inch and 5.5–inch models. There is no talk of a new, smaller 4–inch phone to replace the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
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