Those rumors of a pressure-sensitive iPhone just gained a little more weight. Bloomberg sources claim that Apple has begun “early production” of iPhone models that incorporate Force Touch input. Full-scale manufacturing would start as soon as July, if all goes well.
Don’t expect these devices to be conspicuously different, though. The tipsters say the devices will be similar on the outside to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, right down to the 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens.
The Pride Study, as the researchers dubbed it, was recently launched to target the LGBT community. The research aims to create a deeper understanding on the health needs of the LGBT members. How do you join? Well, it’s quite cool since Apple’s iPhone, through the Apple store, is hosting its app for data gathering.
Aside from iPhone, the study is also being powered by the platform ResearchKit, which was developed by the researchers from the University of California San Francisco and was revealed during the “Spring Forward” event of Apple. The platform has already created more apps that helped researchers go through piles of data from breast cancer, asthma, diabetes, Parkinson’s and cardiovascular disease studies before.
[ResearchKit is] “perhaps the most profound change and positive impact the iPhone will make on our health,” as Apple CEO Tim Cook described it, being a proud member of the LGBT community.
When it launches on June 30, Apple Music will get mixed reviews. People will like it but say it’s not much different than other streaming services. That’s how it will start, but give it time.