Now, a new report from China hints that Apple will introduce a new haptic feedback technology in the iPhone 6, which has been long-rumoured to come in two display size variants, 4.7 and 5.5-inch. The 5.5-inch model, based on previous leaks, is expected to be called the iPhone Air.
The Chinese report, first picked up by G4Games, claims that the new tactile feedback linear motor rumoured to debut on the next iPhone is more 'intelligent' and can emit various types of vibrations depending on the pressed touchscreen area. Notably, the report also suggested that the new haptic motor being used on the new iPhone model will be about two to three times more expensive than the one used in the current generation iPhone 5s.
In addition, a new video showing front panel stress test of the alleged iPhone 6 model, re-posted by Nowhereelse, has surfaced online. The video, much like the sapphire display scratch test video leaked on Tuesday, tests the front panel or rather the sapphire display of the alleged iPhone 6 in extreme conditions. The video shows that the alleged iPhone 6's front panel easily passes various tests against a hammer, nails and even a flexibility test (when bent to an extreme level), but cracks when placed under a car's tyre.
Earlier reports claimed that the alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model would pack a battery capacity between 1800mAh and 1900mAh, while the larger 5.5-inch version iPhone 6 model will pack a 2500mAh battery. Another report suggested that the next iPhone might be able to measure temperature, air pressure, and altitude with the addition of a barometer sensor in the handset.
There have also been multiple reports claiming that Apple will use a sapphire display for the next generation iPhone handsets. While this may turn out to be true, not everyone is convinced of the merits of a sapphire display, with Corning, the makers of the Gorilla Glass screen for smartphones, tablets and laptops, claiming that its own screens were much cheaper and stronger than sapphire.