According to AppleInsider, sources say that the “Force Touch” technology used in the Apple Watch will make its way to the iPhone 6s with the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays.
On the Apple Watch, Force Touch allows users to essentially initiate certain actions based on how hard they press down on the screen. For instance, a heavy press could bring up a menu of sorts, while a light tap would select something. Theoretically, it’s similar to how left-click and right-click work on a mouse, and we could easily see that type of technology come to the iPhone at some point.
Furthermore, it’s been rumored that Apple could use OLED in the iPhone 6s display. While OLED displays are far better than LCD screens, it costs more to manufacture, so it’ll be interesting to see how OLED displays on the iPhone will affect its price if it’s indeed true.
In an OLED display, each pixel is made up of an organic material (hence the name: Organic Light-Emitting Diode) that emits light when an electrical current is passed through it. Because of this, OLED displays do not require a backlight, allowing them to be thinner and lighter than normal LCD displays. This also makes it possible to bend and curve OLED displays, allowing Apple to play around with a lot of different designs.
OLED displays are becoming more and more popular these days, as many new HDTVs are coming with OLED technology and some new smartphones are also arriving with OLED screens. However, it’s still a very new technology, and we don’t blame Apple for waiting a bit before using such a display.
In any case, on top of this Apple Watch display technology rumor, AppleInsider also reports that the iPhone 6s won’t come with a dual-lens camera system, which has been rumored in the recent past a couple of times. Sources who deny this rumor are saying that it would require a complete redesign of the iPhone, which Apple most likely won’t do until the iPhone 7 in 2016. Plus, there would be numerous other hurdles to jump over before something like that could be possible in the iPhone.
It’s been rumored that the next iPhone could see major camera improvements, with Daring Fireball’s John Gruber saying that he was told the next iPhone would include a dual-lens camera system, and the camera improvements would move the image quality into DSLR territory, which we’d have to take with a giant grain of salt, as no camera will be able to match the image quality of a decent DSLR. Entry-level DSLRs, maybe.
Two-lens camera systems in smartphones are nothing new by any means, as the HTC One M8 includes two lenses, but it’s certainly something that isn’t common, and if it’s a system that will drastically increase image quality, we wouldn’t doubt if Apple was at least checking it out and testing it as we speak.
Of course, there’s no doubt that the next iPhone will be able to take much better photos than the iPhone 6, and that’s something we expect, but we’ll have to wait until next year to really find out what Apple has in store for the iPhone 6s’s camera.