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[* red] On the backside of the panel, we find what we believe to be the controller for the pressure sensors.
[* icon_note] Flip the back panel over, and there's a grid of...something.
[* black] Each of the light rectangles on the inside of the back panel is a single plate of a capacitor, with a tiny trace running back to the control chip (the dark areas are actually highways of many traces).
[* icon_note] Apple worked closely with Corning, the makers of Gorilla Glass, to develop a pliable glass for the new iPhone's glass cover.
[* black] Pressing down onto the glass very slightly bends the glass down at the point of contact, shortening the distance between your finger and the corresponding capacitor plate in the array beneath the display, registering a harder push.