Instead of the iPhone 6S, the world should expect the iPhone 7 release date from Apple. Ming-chi Kuo of KGI Securities said in his latest note that the next iPhone is packed with major upgrades that a revamp is required for the 2015 refresh, hence the huge leapfrog.
Specifically, Kuo talked about the high likelihood that Force Touch sensors, introduced with the Apple Watch, will be on board with the upcoming iPhone model. The upgrade, he added, is not compatible with the 6S design so Apple needs to reengineer its flagship device.
When it comes to buying the Apple Watch, it’s time to think different.
Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s sales chief, wants to scrap the company’s tradition of having customers wait in line, sometimes for days, to get their hands on the latest gadget. Apple has instructed its sales force to prod shoppers to the company’s website to purchase the new smartwatch, which can be pre-ordered from Friday.
“The days of waiting in line and crossing fingers for a product are over for our customers,” according to a memo to Apple sales staff. “This is a significant change in mindset and we need your help to make it happen.” Business Insider earlier reported on the memo.
Force Touch in the next iPhone is reportedly designed for the larger screen, likely for the iPhone 6S this 2015 or the iPhone 7 release date next year. But the latest word from Asia pinpointed the 5.5-inch iPhone 6S Plus as the first smartphone recipient of the screen-embedded sensor.
According to G4Games, Apple is most likely to use Force Touch display sensor beyond the Apple Watch. The report pointed to Chinese-language UDN.com as source of its information. UDN claimed that the Force Touch business would prove a growth generator for its Asian supplier as Apple is set to order the component in higher numbers.