According to insider sources quoted by Taiwanese publication Digitimes, Apple’s supply chain partners have started mass-producing Force Touch parts for the upcoming iPhones, expected to be called the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus.
TPK, one of the companies that make Force Touch parts allegedly announced that it will start mass-producing components in July. TPK did not mention Apple as the customer for these parts, but it should be noted that, at least at the moment, Apple is the only company that uses Force Touch in its devices.
The report also claims that somewhere between 36 and 40 million iPhones will be manufactured in the September quarter, with the number rising to 50 million in the December quarter. Note that these are mere estimates, and these numbers should be taken with a grain of salt.
According to rumors, the Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will come with a design that’s highly similar to that of current-generation iPhones, but with some internal improvements such as a faster Apple A9 chipset, 2GB of RAM, a 12MP primary camera with RBGW pixels, and a 5MP secondary shooter. Other sources suggested that the iPhone 6S series will be made out of 7000-series aluminum, a sturdier build material compared to the aluminium alloy used on the iPhone 6 series. Apple is said to unveil its two new iPhones in September.