Although the unveiling of the latest iPhone 6S is getting all the attention right now, sources suggest that Apple has started working on its 2016 iPhone version already. Interestingly, Apple apparently has plans to build the upcoming device only 6mm thin. That is, slimmer than even its new iPad Air 2 and iPod Touch.
This Sunday, Ming Chi Kuo from KGI Securities shared certain details about the next iPhone with investors, possibly to be named as iPhone 7. Apple Insider got one copy of the same too. It is according to Kuo’s sources that Apple may make the upcoming iPhone anywhere between 6mm and 6.5mm thin.
If that presumption is correct, the iPhone 7 will compare closely to the 6.1mm iPad Air 2, as well as the iPod Touch. The present iPhone 6 is measured at 6.9mm, and the iPhone 6S nears 7mm with its 7000 series aluminum.
Kuo’s speculations suggest that Apple is mostly likely to use the same kind of technology to implement Force Touch in the iPhone 7 to be released in 2016. Notably, many experts are saying that iPhone 6S will utilize the power of display pressure sensitive input with the help of printed and flexible circuit board technology.
Apple, according to Kuo, may even start using glass-on-glass technology to equip its phones with Force Touch sensing capability in future, particularly if the company remains inclined toward increasing the resolution of its iPhone displays. However, on another note, he thinks that the same is not something that will be realized very soon, as glass-on-glass technology has yet to become so advanced as to allow 6mm thinness.
Kuo has a good reason to believe that Apple will continue betting on its Force Touch in future. The company and its many suppliers have exhibited tremendous commitment to investing in Force Touch this year, so it only makes sense that the trend will go on.
While experts widely agree that the iPhone 7 will come with a fresh chassis to stand out from the other iPhone models, Kuo did not say much regarding what else can be expected from the upcoming model. Historically, Apple has released its redesigned iPhones every 2 years, plus introduced its ‘S’ upgrades in between.