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Apple to Add Force Touch and Pink Color Option to Next iPhones, Screen Size to Stay the Same

Apple will add pressure-sensing Force Touch technology to its next-generation iPhones, reports The Wall Street Journal in an article that covers a range of new details on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Currently built into the upcoming Apple Watch and 12-inch Retina MacBook, Force Touch lets devices distinguish between a light tap and a hard press, enabling new gestures.

According to the report, which is sourced from Apple suppliers, Apple's next-generation iPhones will continue to be available in 4.7 and 5.5-inch screen sizes, with plans to "keep the resolution similar." New colors are a possibility though, and Apple is said to be considering adding a pink option to its existing space gray, silver, and gold iPhone lineup.

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Production may begin on components for the next-generation iPhones as early as May, but The Wall Street Journal notes that Apple often tests technologies and designs with various suppliers that may not make it into finalized products.

Today's report echoes several other reports that have also pointed towards Force Touch for the next-generation iPhone. Supply chain sources first hinted at Force Touch technology back in January, and those rumors seem more plausible now that the feature has been incorporated into both the Apple Watch and Apple's recently announced MacBook.

Beyond the Force Touch rumors, little is known about the next-generation iPhones, which will likely be called the "iPhone 6s" and the "iPhone 6s Plus." The devices are expected to receive upgraded A9 processors and have been rumored to include features like camera upgrades, more RAM, and improved Touch ID. Apple will presumably release the new iPhones in September.

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Tags: Force Touch, wsj.com
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19 months ago
Pink?

Nah, someone is confusing pink with the rose gold color--to match the :apple: Watch
Rating: 53 Votes
19 months ago
Watch that Samsung Galaxy S6 getting a special breast cancer awareness edition next week...
Rating: 52 Votes
19 months ago

Apples touch ID works sometimes but really needs improvement.


It works flawlessly for me. Except when my thumbs are a little wet. Or i am wearing gloves.
Rating: 32 Votes
19 months ago
Please, no more force touch. I can see the jokes now, "use the force".

But seriously, please don't ruin the current Macbook design with this stupid crap. The clickable trackpad works great, and I like being able to configure a two-finger tap, etc. Force tap is completely unneeded in the laptops. They are just trying to make the concept singular across products. It isn't really needed on the phones, either.
Rating: 19 Votes
19 months ago
And in a shocking turn of events, also plans to re-release a 4" version again with upgraded specs!


....and then I woke up.

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Please, no more force touch. I can see the jokes now, "use the force".


Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases this December. Marketing tie in!
Rating: 17 Votes
19 months ago

Please, no more force touch. I can see the jokes now, "use the force".

But seriously, please don't ruin the current Macbook design with this stupid crap. The clickable trackpad works great, and I like being able to configure a two-finger tap, etc. Force tap is completely unneeded in the laptops. They are just trying to make the concept singular across products. It isn't really needed on the phones, either.


Why do you think two finger tap is gone?
Rating: 17 Votes
19 months ago

Pink?

Nah, someone is confusing pink with the rose gold color--to match the :apple: Watch


Rose gold iPhone would be pretty awesome.
Rating: 16 Votes
19 months ago
iPhone 6c?

Many, many people still want a rugged 4 inch iPhone. Please, Apple, just take the 16GB iPhone 5s, add Touch ID, and switch over to the iPhone 5c cases (plus a black one, please). That's your iPhone 6c, and it should be introduced now, before the 6s models. Then, a year later, simply bump up the processor to A8 (underclocked a bit compared to the iPhone 6) to refresh the product, and you have the iPhone 6cs for April, 2016.

There's strong merit in having a mid-range iPhone "tock" about 7 or 8 months after the flagship iPhone "tick" in September, to keep iPhone momentum going throughout the year.

And how about an iPod touch 6th generation -- an iPhone 6c minus the cellular section?
Rating: 16 Votes
19 months ago
Rendering

I think it looks great.
Rating: 14 Votes
19 months ago
Maybe a (RED) version?
Rating: 11 Votes

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