Claim Chowder: Ming-Chi Kuo / iPhone 6S 3D Touch Edition

Apple Insider, back in April:

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities issued a research note on Thursday, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider, in which he reaffirmed that Apple’s next-generation iPhone will indeed feature Force Touch input. […]

According to Kuo, Force Touch on the iPhone will represent “the most significant change” to date in the iPhone user interface. In fact, the change will be so substantial that he believes Apple may decide to call the handset the “iPhone 7,” rather than an “iPhone 6s.”

Wrong, and rather foolish.

“We believe that iPhone’s Force Touch sensor doesn’t directly detect the pressure applied by fingers,” Kuo said. “Instead, it monitors the contact area on which the finger touches the screen to decide how big the pressure is.”

Totally wrong.

Kuo has had some scoops before — he was the first to call the iPhone 6 Plus’s 1920 × 1080 pixel resolution — but his record is far from perfect.

Thursday, 5 November 2015