The next iPhone (potentially the 6S) is expected to feature Force Touch and may enter mass production in late August this year, according to an analyst.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a note to investors, which suggests that the new iPhones will come with Force Touch, the pressure-sensitive display technology that has also been built into the Apple Watch and new MacBook.
Kuo has also predicted that the devices will be available in a new rose gold colour edition, and says that a four-inch model has been scrapped.
According to MacRumors, the alleged iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus may also have a 12MP camera, an A9 processor with 2GB LPDDR4 and gesture control.
In addition, the iPhone’s Touch ID is set to be improved to help promote Apple Pay, while screen sizes will remain the same at 4.7 and 5.5 inches.
This news comes after reports suggested that Apple may be installing an improved touch panel on its rumoured iPad Pro.
The panel uses silver nano wire material instead of ITO-based clear film, and will have greater accuracy and sensitivity.
Apple launched its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphone last year, which feature an 8MP iSight camera and an A8 processor.