Report claims suppliers ramping up Force Touch module shipments for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Both analysts and the rumor-mill agree that a screen which senses force you apply to it should be one of the marquee hardware features of Apple’s upcoming ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ smartphones. Plus, it certainly doesn’t hurt that Apple thinks Force Touch iPhones will be a huge success.

A report from DigiTimes claims that touch panel suppliers of Apple have increased their shipments of the Force Touch module that will be used in the upcoming iPhones.

Supply chain reports told DigiTimes, a Taiwanese trade publication, that Apple is aiming to ship 36-40 million new handsets in the third quarter and 50 million in the fourth quarter of this year.

Total iPhone shipments in 2015 should reach an estimated 230 million units.

TPK, which was commissioned by Apple to build force sensors for the forthcoming iPhones, expects its revenue to jump a whopping fifty percent in the third quarter on the back of Force Touch business.

Nonetheless, multiple rumors and reports have claimed that Apple will be including Force Touch on the next-generation iPhones, which is likely going to be the case unless the company runs into some issues at the very last moment. Besides Force Touch, the next-generation iPhones are expected to come with a faster A9 chip, 2GB RAM, a 12MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter. They are also reported to make use of a new LTE modem from Qualcomm for theoretically faster download speeds.

Source: DigiTimes


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