Force Touch coming to iPhone 6S? Leaked images suggest thicker display

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It has long been reported that Force Touch is one of the new features that are set to be introduced to the iPhone line through the upcoming iPhone 6S and 6S+.

The rumors appear to be confirmed with the arrival of leaked images that give users a rare peek at what the upcoming iPhones would look like.

According to the Tech Times, a number of leaked images depict an Apple smartphone device that appears to have a thicker display than previous models of the successful smartphone from the Cupertino, California-based tech giant.

The thicker display makes it ideal for the application of Force Touch.

Force Touch is a technology that was first introduced with the Apple Watch. The technology’s philosophy uses the force or intensity of a user’s touch to determine the action to take. For instance, a soft tap on the touchscreen will initiate one action, while a harder press on the screen is understood by the software to be another.

The Economic Times of India surmised that, although the technology is similar, Force Touch will be called by a different name when implemented on the next line of iPhones.

In addition, the publication said that reports indicate that Apple will continue to use the Ion-X glass for its displays instead of switching to the scratch-resistant Sapphire glass as rumors first reported.

In other news, Information Week alleged that the iPhone 6S and the 6S+ is expected to carry a 12-megapixel camera that can record videos at 4K resolution, and at an impressive frame rate of 240 frames per second.

Tech Times added that the front camera may also be equipped with a front-facing flash so one can take better self-portraits through the device.

Apple is expected to debut the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus as well as a new Apple TV in a company-hosted event on September 5.