Apple is widely rumored to introduce Force Touch – the pressure sensitive display – in its upcoming iPhone revision mostly referred to as an “iPhone 6s.” A new report from DigiTimes claims that Apple’s supply chain partners, responsible for supplying touch panels, have increased the shipments of Force Touch module meant for the iPhone 6s.
Various reports over past few months claimed that iPhone 6s with Force Touch has entered production. Initially, the Force Touch modules were shipped in small quantities from the supply chain partners started back in June, but the production and supply ramped up from July.
Given the expected units of iPhone 6s to be shipped from Apple, which are said to be anywhere between 36 to 40 million during the quarter the company launched the handset, followed by another 50 million units during Fall, it does make sense for supplier to begin shipping components for assembly in bulk quantities.
TPK, who is one of the rumored partners for supplying Force Touch units to Apple, has said that it will begin mass production of its Force Touch modules from July, but the supplier did not mention the name of the buyer for whom those modules are being produced.
Force Touch has become one of the wide spread rumored feature for Apple’s iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. Unless Apple back tracks from its plan due to issues at the very last moment, Force Touch is likely going to be main stream feature of iPhone this Fall.
Apart from Force Touch, the next-generation iPhone is expected to come with Apple’s all new A9 chipset, 2GM of RAM module, 12MP camera on the back, and a 5MP front-facing camera. A new LTE modem from Qualcomm for faster download speed is also expected to make its make into the iPhone 6s.