iphone_6_6_plus_compA new report out of Apple's supply chain in Taiwan today claims that the next generation of iPhones - tentatively designated as the "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" - will both receive a version of Force Touch this year, according to Economic Daily News (via GforGames).

The supply chain source claimed to confirm that previous rumors regarding Force Touch's exclusivity on the iPhone 6s Plus were in fact true, for a time, before Apple scrapped the plan and decided to move forward with installing the haptic feedback technology on both 6s models this year. Taiwanese manufacturing and R&D company TPK is still reportedly taking on the task of providing Force Touch sensors for the new iPhones.

Force Touch has been rumored as a standout feature on the new iPhone models a few times throughout the first half of 2015, leading into the first public interaction with the technology first when the new 12-inch Retina MacBook launched and then when the Apple Watch began shipping late in April.

Just this week, a new report suggested that iOS 9 was created "to be Force Touch-ready," with Apple building the tools to create developer interest in using the technology within their apps. Given that the haptic feedback interaction allows a new form of communication with Apple's devices, the introduction of Force Touch into the iPhone ecosystem could bring about a big overhaul of iOS if it in fact turns out to be the expected middle-of-the-road "s" upgrade this year.

Rumors about the new iPhones have begun piling up as the year moves forward, with most agreeing the device will have an upgraded 12-megapixel camera, A9 processor with 2GB of RAM, a possible new color option in Rose Gold, but with a similar form factor to the current iPhone 6. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also predicts that Apple will defy tradition and unveil the new iPhone in August with a planned September launch date.

Top Rated Comments

JFazYankees Avatar
77 months ago
Didn't Marco Polo say that he hated Force Touch on the new MacBook? That makes me wary of it on the iPhone. It sounds complicated.

Nevertheless, I will consider the iPhone 6s on these conditions: it has substantially better battery life than the iPhone 5, it has no ugly antenna bands, it has no protruding camera lens, and it has a 4.2" or smaller screen.

Then you can forget about it.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aluminum213 Avatar
77 months ago
Force touch on only one size never made any sense
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmChimera Avatar
77 months ago
I don't believe for a second that Apple had planned on this only being available for the Plus.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NT1440 Avatar
77 months ago
Didn't Marco Polo say that he hated Force Touch on the new MacBook? That makes me wary of it on the iPhone. It sounds complicated.

Who cares what he thinks? It works exactly the same as a regular trackpad if you want it to, and has the advantages of Force Touch if you want them.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
77 months ago
So, Force Touch on the 6s/6s+, then Force Choke on the 7/7+, and Force Lightning on the 7s/7s+ ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KindredMAC Avatar
77 months ago
My Wish List for iPhone 6s:
2GB Ram
Non-protruding camera lens
Increased battery life (my 6 is just fine but you can always get better)
Sleep/Wake Button moved up about .25-.5" (I always seem to push it when pressing the volume buttons)
iPhone 6s to have rotatable home screen as the Plus does.

I'm not really looking forward to Force Touch as I haven't liked it on the MacBook and Apple Watch so far when playing with it.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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