iPhone 6s Rumored to be Slightly Thicker Thanks to Force Touch
It seems that Apple’s upcoming smartphone, the so-called iPhone 6s will be slightly thicker than last year’s models.
A purported schematic for the next-gen iPhone, obtained by Engadget Japan, reveals that the phone could have a thickness of 7.1mm, a tad bit increase than the current iPhone which measure 6.9mm. This would mark the first time Cupertino increased the thickness of an “S” upgrade.
Apple has a history of making its iPhones thinner year-over-year, although users have been requesting for the bigger battery for a long time. The last year’s iPhone 6 became so thin that its rear camera protruded out of the back of the device. For a company that is so obsessed with the thinness, the latest revelation comes as quite a surprise.
As far the reason behind the slight 0.2mm increase in thickness is concerned, it won’t be the one you would expect. Yes, Apple is not planning to throw a higher capacity battery for users, instead this slight increase in thickness could be the result of Apple adding pressure-sensing Force Touch technology to the next iPhone.
This is in line with earlier rumors which claimed that the iPhone 6 will feature the higher-resolution display, and come equipped with the new Force Touch sensor. The latest feature developed by Apple senses the level of force exerted on a phone’s display thus enabling it to distinguish between a light tap and firmer press and then respond accordingly.
The schematic also suggests that the iPhone 6s will still have a home button – which means No button-free iPhone this year – while all other buttons and ports remain identical to those on the iPhone 6.
Nothing is official as of yet and we don’t expect Apple to confirm any of this anytime soon.
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