KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a decent track record when it comes to Apple predictions, is back with some exciting information about the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. In addition to Force Touch technology, the devices are expected to have faster CPUs, more RAM, and better cameras.

As previous reports have promised, Force Touch will be a big selling point for Apple’s next-generation smartphones, Ming-Chi says. It will give users a new way to interact with the iPhone using the same technology that is featured in the Apple Watch, and the latest MacBooks.

However, the analyst warned that force sensing could also prove one of the main bottlenecks of the supply chain, potentially limiting the next iPhone’s availability at launch.

Nevertheless, Force Touch can enhance user experience due to “more input methods and support of handwritten signatures, which is beneficial for expanding in the commercial market”.

He doesn’t see a brand new four-inch model, as previously rumored, because 2015 iPhones will remain at 4.7 and 5.5 inches, like the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, respectively. Also, screen resolution will remain unchanged from the current-generation iPhones.

It’s thought there will also be a premium, more expensive 6s Plus model that will also boast a sapphire display. Last year’s iPhones were expected to have sapphire glass, but thanks to production problems that eventually forced GT Advanced, Apple’s supplier, to go bankrupt, it didn’t happen.

Other improvements for the next iPhones could include an even more accurate Touch ID sensor. Apple is expected to begin mass producing the devices in late August in time for a release this fall.

Source: MacRumors


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