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updated 9:59 PM PST, Feb 5, 2016

Apple suppliers introduce 'Force Touch' to new iPhone

BLOOMBERG: New iPhones will be able to tell how hard you are pressing the screen.

BLOOMBERG: New iPhones will be able to tell how hard you are pressing the screen.

Its newest iPhones, in the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes as the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, will have a similar exterior design, the people said. Volume manufacturing is scheduled to ramp up as soon as next month, they said.

Apple is bringing Force Touch, first unveiled for the Apple Watch and the newest MacBook model, to the iPhone at least two years after it started working with suppliers to perfect the pressure-sensitive displays. The feature, which lets users adjust the strength of their screen taps to bring up different functions, is Apple's latest move to stay ahead of rivals such as Samsung Electronics Co., which this year released its latest Galaxy smartphone with a screen that can be viewed from the side.

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Last modified onMonday, 19 October 2015 11:43

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