No, that’s not a chip planted by the government to spy on you!
With the iPhone 6s announcement expected in the next couple of weeks, we’ve already caught bits and pieces of the upcoming device. The latest one we have here are images of the iPhone 6s display along with what looks like the chip responsible for the rumoured Force Touch enabled display.
From the images, it also appears that the next iPhone might be slightly thicker than its predecessor, which confirms rumours that the iPhone 6s will have a different width as the iPhone 6.
The chip is also a wee bit thicker than the rest of the display components, resulting in Apple needing to make a cut out for it just to preserve the general thickness of the rest. The new display is apparently 2 grams heavier than the display on the iPhone 6, but the brand is planning on compensating for the extra weight with a lighter rear cover. But will that solve the Bendgate issue or make it worse?
For those not in the know, Force Touch is essentially a feature that’s currently available on the Apple Watch and the 12 inch Macbook which allows users to access functions based on pressure applied on the screen or trackpad. The next closest thing to Force Touch would be gesture controls, which is a feature that’s already available on certain Android devices from ASUS and Huawei for example.
Still, no one else has yet managed to re-create anything like Force Touch just yet, so depending on how popular it gets with the new iPhone 6s, it might very well be the next thing the phone companies try replicate. Like fingerprint scanners.
We have yet to get a chance to see Force Touch in action on the new phone yet, but the iPhone 6s is expected to be announced on 9th September.