Force Touch on iPhone 6s might differentiate between three levels of taps

Force Touch on iPhone 6s might differentiate between three levels of taps
One of the new features expected to be included on the new Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus is Force Touch. Already employed on the Apple Watch, Force Touch allows the screen to differentiate between a normal tap and a heavier tap. With the next-generation iPhone models just days away from being unveiled, new information has been leaked about the way Force Touch will be implemented on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

Apple is expected to call the feature '3D Touch' on the iPhone, because of its ability to sense three different levels of touch: a tap, a press and a deeper press. With the screen able to read the difference between three different inputs, the feature will be much more valuable to iPhone users than it is to those using it on Apple Watch.

Besides being used as a way to navigate iOS 9 using short cut gestures, some rumored applications of the feature include one in mapping that allows a user to deep press on a location and automatically start navigating to that destination. There also has been talk about a deep press on the phone app taking a user directly to voice mail. Using Force Touch on a word could automatically call up its definition, and on the Music app, Force Touch could be employed to send a song to your playlist, or save it for offline listening.

The Apple new product event is coming this Wednesday and besides Force Touch and the Taptic Engine, we should see the new iPhone models each equipped with 2GB of RAM, up from 1GB. Powering the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus will be the new A9 chipset, and the cameras will get a "bump" to 12MP on the back and 5MP on the front. A new Rose Gold color option will be offered, and the handsets will be made using Series 7000 aluminum to prevent bending.

Besides the two new iPhone 6s models, we could see Apple roll out a new iPad mini 4, and the rumored 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro. Of course, we will be providing coverage of the event, so keep your eyes right here!

source: 9to5Mac

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iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2750 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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68 Comments

1. Busyboy

Posts: 733; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

"3D Touch"

17. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

"Deep touch".

27. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

If they implement this tech system-wide then it's great. I really hated when they introduced the Touch ID in 5S just to unlock the phone..

36. AlikMalix unregistered

...and make purchases on iTunes, App Store... and planned for the Apple Pay payment feature in the near future. Force Touch, unlike Touch ID, isnt security oriented feature, so allowing system wide and third party access is not risky. When android phones started adding FP sensors to their phones, they let it be a little more flexible and what do you know hackers were actually able to pull FP information from these phones but NOT Apple Devices... http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/hackers-can-steal-fingerprints-android-phones/ http://thehackernews.com/2015/08/hacking-android-fingerprint.html http://www.phonearena.com/news/Hackers-can-remotely-lift-fingerprints-from-Android-devices-but-not-Apples-Touch-ID_id72343 So in a way, restricting Touch ID is and was a smart move.

54. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

If you actually read your links, it clearly states that htc already patched their phone. Samsung investigated their S5 and found the data was still encrypted. So all your fanboy QQ s**t has nothing on it......typical apple isheep crap.....

55. AlikMalix unregistered

Keep reading... "HTC’s and Samsung’s fix involves locking down the fingerprint sensors, but the data remains unencrypted because of hardware limitations. Android manufacturers will likely be able to secure hardware that allows them to encrypt fingerprint data in the future." ...but that wasn't my point for the post... Look at what I'm replying to: He noted that Touch ID wasn't allowed to do more than unlocking phones... I was trying to point out that there's probably a reason for it... typical apple hater flock...

39. FReDcc

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

samsung will introduce same tech next year and call it "4D Touch".

61. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Samsung had this tech from the 1st note 1, so try harder

62. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea but something tells me Samsung will copy it and go full retard by removing the S Pen altogether in an attempt to seem more Apple-ish.

64. FReDcc

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

hey i was just kidding cooll .. :D

2. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

Iphone 6s will be disappointed for ios users force touch is not something for another world 4 years i was iphone user i will back only if they come with something exited

18. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Whatever BS Apple offers , the tech media propaganda will make it HUGE MAGIC. You will see it on the prime news on CNN , BBC .... We have seen it many times.

71. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Please don't return to iPhone. You don't deserve it.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Force Touch = apple assigning this to something that torched you to use it, do they can brag about how much usage it's getting.

6. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Come on man. I know you hate, but this is sounding like something cool and something that you actually might use.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What it's a joke, with some truth. Apple will force you to use it, so they can brag about how much it's used. Is that to far fetched? It's not hate. Ever year they talk about how Safari is the most used mobile Web browser. Yes because no matter what browser you install, any link you click will open in Safari. Map links will only open in Apple Maps, dispute how bad it is. If Microsoft had did that with IE they would be in trouble. I ready force touch. It's equal to short and long touches. The o my different cell is assigning it to a specific function. A screen that can detect pressure. I want them to offer something no one has ever done. I mean of others can domit, why can't Apple? I don't hate Apple. I'm tired of them ripping get off people who don't know any better with half-assed be when they have all this money. Look at the watch after watching 3 years and they release a toy that isn't even as good as the Gear was. They spent more money losing to Samsung in court vs just making better products so people won't even consider Samsung.

23. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Why most of your replies are like Medical school Graduate Record Exam's essays?

28. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Am I suppose to grade that term paper?

32. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Techie, I know what you mean. I had to jail break and use an app called browser changer, so I could make chrome and Google maps my defaults. I really really like the ip6 (this coming from someone who has used android since it's intro. 8 years). It's little things like that, that really bugs me. If the iphone6s is truly not jailbreakable(ios9). I won't be able to buy it. There is just too many little things I fix via jailbreak. Like being able to shoot photos in TIF. I will say, the ip6 is the only phone in the last 4 years. That I've had for longer then 6 months. With the jailbreak. It's close to being a perfect phone FOR ME.

45. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I a heavy user and i mostly use Chrome.. i rarely encounter links that throw me into Safari.. Apple Maps isn't a bad as it use to be.. it has gotten countless updates, Google maps offer more features but i can say from personal use, Apple Maps is just as good as google maps. Force Touch has been done before.. but has never been implemented in a way majority of users had found it useful.. this is what Apple does.. it doesn't innovate because as samsung now knows majority aren't fast adopters, and just because you have a new innovative feature doesn't mean it will equal $$$ which is what everyone is after. the reason why People wont consider Samsung has nothing to do with Apple... until recently their phones has been ugly as sin, their marketing has been poor compared to Apples, and they had nothing separating themselves from other android platforms.. the last time they had something that caught peoples eyes was the larger screens.. since then they have had nothing to separating themselves as something special.

10. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

I'm surprised your comment wasn't longer.

20. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

LOL. What a year. The 6s Plus next week and a new Star Wars movie in December. Awesome. My money is ready. Let's do this.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31322; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This phone is starting to look pretty good. Throw in some ios 9 multitasking, and I'll snag one. Let's get on to Wednesday Mr. Cook.

19. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Mr. Cook provided you a Deep Touch. (again)

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31322; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Get lost with the stupidity. There's trolls here like you that'll appreciate it.

31. Busyboy

Posts: 733; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

+1 Just curious, what made you change your mind? I remember last month you said you were pretty disappointed and was hoping Apple surprised you on announcement day, but now you seem like your going to pick it up even though the information of last month is the same now.

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31322; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If it doesn't have full ios 9 multitasking, then it's a no go. My mind hasn't changed a bit. I just think force touch could be sweet. The surprise would be spilt view slide over and picture in picture.

63. gaming64 unregistered

Dude, you can go with the iPad if you cant get multiwindow. Still have that Air 2 banging, right?

68. darkkjedii

Posts: 31322; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have an Air 2. I can't put that in my pocket, so I'm hoping multitasking comes to the iPhone.

5. bistech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 23, 2015

wow. This will the best phone this year. Iphone is always first in everything and pther company always copy. 3d is the best.

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