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Production of Force Touch Panels Ramped Up for New iPhones

It has already been reported that the next line of iPhones will feature Force Touch technology. Now, it seems, production of Force Touch panels for the ‘iPhone 6S’ and ‘iPhone 6S Plus’ has been taken to a higher level ahead of the expected launch of the new handsets in September.

This news originates from DIGITIMES, which says that, in the third quarter, 36-40 million units of the new iPhones are expected to be shipped, before 50 million shipments are reached in the fourth quarter. This information is said to have come from supply chain sources, which also revealed that the chains had started making limited numbers of Force Touch panels in June before production increased the following month.

It looks like Force Touch, a pressure-sensitive technology which allows for a broader range of touchscreen functions and is already present in the Apple Watch and MacBooks, will be one of the most headline-grabbing new features of the next generation iPhones. Nonetheless, these iPhones are generally expected to be just subtle, rather than dramatic, improvements on the current generation models.

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