The addition of Force Touch to the next iPhone could bring about the greatest change to iOS since the mobile operating system was released. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a research note explaining he believes Force Touch will be in the next iPhone. As a result, Apple will name the handset the iPhone 7. Kuo says Apple will skip the iPhone 6s since Force Touch will bring such significant changes to the device.
Apple has already brought the new technology to the 13-inch MacBook Pro, 12-inch MacBook, and Apple Watch. Since February 2015, it has been reported Apple will bring Force Touch to the next iPhone, which is expected later this year.
Kuo also elaborated on the details of Force Touch on the iPhone, saying the feature will use capacitive technology and that the Force Touch sensor will be located under the in-cell touch panel backlight. With this setup, Apple will save space in the iPhone 7 so it’s not much thicker.
“We believe that iPhone’s Force Touch sensor doesn’t directly detect the pressure applied by fingers,” Kuo said. “Instead, it monitors the contact area on which the finger touches the screen to decide how big the pressure is.”
Via [Apple Insider]