A new report from Digitimes says that the production of Apple's Force Touch panels for the coming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has gone into mass production now. That's quite natural to start mass producing them two months before release.
The report claims that Apple's supply chain partners started shipping Force Touch panels in limited quantities in June before ramping up production of the pressure-sensitive modules in July.
Taipei Times vaguely reported that Apple's touch panel supplier TPK expects widespread adoption of pressure sensors, presumably for Force Touch, later this year. Force Touch, an existing Apple Watch and MacBook feature, is a pressure-sensitive technology that will enable future iPhones to distinguish between a light tap and deep press and complete different actions accordingly.
I am sure that the Force Touch technology is the future and that we will see a lot of new cool features in iOS and coming apps that take benefits of the new technology. I have already seen how it can do wonders on the Apple Watch for example, but I wish it could have some tactile feedback too as the track pads on the new Macbooks have. That way we could actually “feel” the content too. For example when reaching to the end of a video clip in iMovie for example.
No rumor says that the new iPhones will have some kind of tactile feedback with the Force Touch though. But I still have my hopes up.