iPhone follow-up will be made of the same material used in the Apple Watch. Makes sense.
The latest grain to tumble out of the Apple iPhone 6s rumour mill suggests that this year's handset will borrow design ideas from the Apple Watch. No, don't expect a Digital Crown to be plastered onto the side. This year's revisions are aesthetically subtle, but should help the iPhone 6s stand out from the crowd.
First up is the inclusion of Apple's Force Touch technology, initially seen in the Apple Watch and then adopted by the new MacBook. Its addition means the iPhone will react differently to users' stronger or lighter taps, opening up a new depth of interactivity. According to Bloomberg Business, sources close to the matter confirmed the inclusion of Force Touch while adding that manufacturing on the iPhone 6s would ramp up next month.
A quick turnaround on the iPhone 6s is believable due to its similar form factor to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. According to a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new iPhone will be a shade thicker and far stronger, thanks to 7000-series aluminium; the weight is said to be unaffected.
Kuo also stated that the next-generation iPhone will be available in a Rose Gold colour option, with the original Gold model shifting to an opulent yellow-gold seen on the Apple Watch Edition. Thankfully, for those wanting a more “everyday” colour option, we could see the Space Grey iPhone 6s become a Space Black – once again, akin to the Apple Watch colour option.