3D Touch is official on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, adds a completely new layer of functionality
posted by Chris P. / Sep 09, 2015, 1:49 PM
So far, rumors heard on the street are proving to be spot on. Case in point: the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, announced moments ago on stage by Apple, will indeed feature 3D Touch tech.
So what's 3D Touch tech? Alike to Force Touch in the Apple Watch, it means that the touchscreens on the new iPhones will be able to tell apart between light, medium, and hard taps, allowing for a completely new layer of functionality. Apple actually demo'd a number of examples, all of which looked very compelling.
For starters, 3D Touch will let you access pre-defined actions within built-in apps, including navigation to home by hard-pressing on the Apple Maps app icon, or serve as a shortcut to the selfie camera after hard-pressing the Camera app. Within E-mail, you can hard-press on a message to take a peek at the content, and you can immediately check that address that a friend just texted you on a map by just pressing. What's more, after you've activated 3D Touch already, you can continue holding your finger down in order to enter full-screen instead of looking at just a preview window.
As you can imagine, 3D Touch will also work within games (granted the developer took advantage of the functionality) and allow for more sophisticated controls. For example, light taps are your standard attack in that new FPS game, while a harder press will trigger you special ability and obliterate an entire field of enemies.
In all, 3D Touch is looking quite promising, and given developers' great interest in reaching Apple users, we can sit secure in the knowledge that it won't be too long until most of our favorite third-party apps are updated to take advantage of the new tech.
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So this is the game changing feature...
posted on Sep 09, 2015, 1:52 PM 6
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He says more and more Android customers are switching to iPhones hahahahahahahaha and then waits for applaud LMAO
posted on Sep 09, 2015, 1:59 PM 12
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Wonder what a glass screen cover will do to the functionality of this feature.
posted on Sep 09, 2015, 1:54 PM 4
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Gimmicky Force Touch. Crap.
posted on Sep 09, 2015, 1:54 PM 6
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Lately Apple have been coping others a lot. Not that it's illegal or something, but you expect the industry leader to act like a leader, not a follower. 1. Large-display phones - check 2. Smartwatch - check 2. Large screen tablet - check 4. Remember those stylus dialogues - check! 5. Multi-window - check Hardly a list which shows innovation that they tout on every speech. In reality, Apple is now a total technology follower. Here's what will happen within next 2 years: 1. Round smartwatch 2. Curved display in phone Mark this post and come back again in 2 years time during another Apple event!
posted on Sep 09, 2015, 2:01 PM 3
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have you look at HTC and Samsung phones?.. dont they look more and more like iphones every year
posted on Sep 09, 2015, 2:17 PM 4
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Lately major android OEM's are copying the things most android fans hate on iPhones like no removable batteries and no SD slots. But hey Apple is stupid for copying all the good things of android while android OEM's are smart for cppying all the bad things about iPhones. Right?
posted on Sep 09, 2015, 2:25 PM 2
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Android OEM's? You mean Samsung. Not Right. S6 and Note 5 doesn't have microSD slot, I have explained the reasons multiple times here. So I won't go there again. But they still have microSD on all other models like A8, A7, J5, J7 etc., LG has microSD HTC has microSD Nexus never had microSD Xiaomi never had micrSD Huawei has microSD in many models. So what's your incorrect point again?
posted on Sep 09, 2015, 3:06 PM 1
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So I wrote an emphatic comment regarding your round smartwatch restriction, and thought it better if I toned it down a little. Watches are often round. Watch manufacturers often make rectangular watches as well as round watches. Both options, and even more shapes, are available to anybody who wants to make it. Shapes are free for all. There, got that out of the way.
posted on Sep 09, 2015, 2:35 PM 1
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