The esteemed Apple-centric publication claims that the iPhone 6s will come with “Force Touch” technology, which is the same tech found on Apple’s first-ever smartwatch product. This potential iPhone 6s feature will be found on both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions, and would allow users to do certain tasks based on how much pressure they apply on the display. This may include pulling up a menu for a long, hard press, or selecting a menu option for a lighter tap on the display. This is similar to how left clicks and right clicks work on a mouse, and a potentially great way to sell the iPhone 6s when it gets released, possibly this fall.
Another display-related rumor hinted at on an earlier and separate report from January suggests that Apple may switch to OLED tech for the iPhone 6s. OLED technology, as has been proven on certain Android-powered devices, for instance, is far superior to LCD technology, but the cost to manufacture OLED panels is more significant than the cost to make LCD panels. This may or may not result in a more expensive iPhone 6s, though it’s still really too early to tell.
OLED displays emit light when electric current passes through, thus eliminating the need for a backlight, and allowing phones with such displays to be thinner and lighter. These type of displays can also be bent around freely, which gives Apple more leeway to experiment and toy around with things before releasing the iPhone 6s.
Going back to AppleInsider’s report, the publication also claims that the iPhone 6s won’t come with dual-lens camera tech, which is contrary to a couple previous rumors hinting that the feature will make it to Apple’s next flagship phone. AppleInsider’s sources claim that that won’t be the case after all, as this would result in a major redesign. Apple tends to wait two-year intervals before refreshing the design of its iPhones, just as it did last year when it released a curvier, yet sleeker iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As such, we’re not expecting another major redesign for this iteration.
This brings us to the topic of the iPhone 6s’ camera, which may or may not come with its share of significant improvements. The well-connected and accurate John Gruber of Daring Fireball is one of those who said that the iPhone 6s will come with a dual-lens camera, with his intel further adding that this would allow the device to be capable of shooting DSLR-quality photos.
With AppleInsider seemingly debunking this rumor, Gruber’s claims should be taken even more lightly, despite his credibility as a source of Apple-related rumors – even phones with dual-lens cameras like the HTC One M8 aren’t capable of shooting photos anywhere close to those taken on midrange to high-end DSLRs. But there’s a chance Apple would still have some new and exciting features for the iPhone 6s’ camera, which would be necessary assuming Apple steadfastly sticks to an 8-megapixel sensor as it’s done so for the past few years.