Apple begins manufacturing iPhone 6s / iPhone 6s plus with Force Touch

So it has finally started. The manufacturing of the next version of the most popular phone in the world. The iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s plus. Personally I will buy the larger version this year. The iPhone 6s plus. I'm very happy with the iPhone 6 I have so no problem at all, I just want to try the bigger one this year. That's all.

Apple Inc. has started early production of new iPhone models with a feature called Force Touch, which senses how hard users are pressing down on a screen, people with knowledge of the matter said.

While final assembly is expected to be smooth because the design of the new iPhones is similar to the current model, the timing and production volume of Force Touch-enabled phones could be impacted by the supply and yield of the displays, said one of the people.

And as I've been talking a lot about in my videos (below) already, Force Touch is the future and we will see a lot of support for that in iOS and coming apps. And personally I think it also is in preparation for the next big change of iOS. I believe iOS will be more like watchOS next year. It would work really good on such large devices as the iPhone when you use only one hand. You can drag down apps with your thumb and then open them for example. You will scroll the app icons around with your thumb just using one hand. Excellent.

Via Apple Suppliers Start Making iPhones With Force Touch - Bloomberg Business

Here is some videos I've done about Force Touch (I mention Force Touch for the iPhone as early as 14th January):

Apple has been working on a dual lens camera module for the iPhone for three years

According to the company Altek’s CEO Xiaru Wen, has Apple been working on a dual-camera lens for the iPhone for three years. Altek is the company that is responsible for building similar camera modules for HTC and Huawei so he probably knows what he is talking about.

Xiaru Wen says that Apple has had technical problems with this new dual lens technology (same problem all companies has had with dual lens technology) resulting in blurred images, and big problems finding a manufacturer that is able to make enough components in a specific time (yield issues).

But as I've been doing videos about before, Apple has bought the Israeli company LinX that has invented a multi-aperture mobile camera lens with incredible image quality, so now it seems that Apple has finally solved the blurred image problems by using LinX camera module technology.

And as I talked about in my videos, LinX dual camera modules also makes it possible to make the camera lens thinner so it could fit into the body of the iPhone. So this could also mean that Apple could get rid of the protruding camera on the iPhone using this module.

The report also says that Apple now has found a manufacturer that can make enough dual camera lenses in a specific time, and that company is Largan, the same company that is rumored to manufacture the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus camera lenses.

Personally I think it's too early to see this new dual camera that uses a LinX camera module already on the iPhone 6s and 6s plus in September, but it's very likely that we will see it on next year's iPhone 7.

Source (Taiwanese)

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