The iPhone 6s is likely going to arrive sometime in the next few months, and according to a new report, Apple is expecting it to be a big hit.
According to sources speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to order between 85 and 90 million iPhone 6s units to be manufactured by December 31. To compare, Apple ordered 70 million to 80 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units in 2014.
Today’s report goes on to say that the iPhone 6s will feature Force Touch, the feature found on the Apple Watch that can tell how hard a user is pushing on the screen and offer different options for different pressures. And while the screen sizes and resolutions of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are expected to remain the same as the 6 and 6 Plus — 4.7-inch 1334x750 and 5.5-inch 1920x1080 — it’s said that Apple could add a fourth color option to its black, silver, and gold models.
So far it sounds like the iPhone 6s will follow Apple’s tick-tock strategy that it’s used with past “s” model iPhones. That is, the design of the 6s will be similar to the 6, but the device will offer internal upgrades over its predecessor. Force Touch could be a big addition to the iPhone, and it’ll be interesting to see how Apple and iOS developers integrate the feature into their apps.