The new iPhones' 3D Touch could change the way we interact with our phones forever, do you agree?

While the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, announced yesterday, introduce a number of evolutionary improvements, there's one feature that qualifies as the undeniable highlight of the new lineup: 3D Touch...
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31. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

You force press and it opens up a window with options, then you choose which open you wont and you force touch it even harder to select it, This isn’t possible with Long press as it only reads the time your holding onto a part of the screen, using long press, you would open up a window with options but have no way of selecting a options. Keep in mind, Majority of the time 3D Touch will be used at times both Long press and normal press has its own functions

20. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

WRONG TITLE!!!!! IT SHOULD BE: "The new HUAWEI MATE's Force Touch could change the way we interact with our phones forever, do you agree?" HUAWEI was first, dear AppleArena

22. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I doubt it will change the way we interact with our phones forever. Hard pressing is hardly intuitive and I am uncertain what it will mean in the long run for LCD screens (ever pressed to hard on a LCD screen?)

29. AlikMalix unregistered

I wouldnt' say that apple does everything right, but when they do get something right - it's freaken GOOD! and often sets a new standard.

36. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

True but I don't think hard pressing is such an intuitive way of working. And I'm not talking about Apple insiders who knows how it works. I'm talking about average Joe who doesn't know hard pressing does anything

41. AlikMalix unregistered

I just hope Apple will have a toggle for it, I can already see every Apple Hater complaining how it's so difficult to use and they're extremely confused by this "garbage".. Joking aside, some people will definitely find themselves having issues with it - so it better have an "OFF" button.

59. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I do think it will. Most of these options have this button. And I must admit that the tech behind ForceTouch is quite cool (especially together with Haptic Engine). Tried it on the Macbook touchpad and it does feel like you are pressing a button.

34. Orion78

Posts: 179; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Overdramatic much?

35. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

Samsung should bring back air gesture in the galaxy s7..

54. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

with more usability.. and much more video ad explaining how to use that feature

60. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

While Air gestures were funny and similar to 3D Touch. Hovering above the screen is a bit more bothersome than light/hard pressing.

43. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

apple first in.... 64 bit processor

72. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You mean Intel?

73. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

On mobile it was ARM. Apple licenses ARM Technologies, just like everyone else. But Samsung actually designs and makes their own CPU. ARM stated that 64bit CPU were already coming, Apple simply rushed to be first so you all can stop complaining about them being behind. But the OS wasnt ready and took them 2 years to get the OS to run properly with it, while the rest of us waiting only 1 year extra after Apple and our stuff has worked perfectly since day one.

44. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Let's face it folks... 3D Touch won't make an impact until it's improved iteration is released for the iPhone 7.

76. AlikMalix unregistered

When you're done with that time machine, let me use it.. But that's exactly what they said about Touch ID, multitouch, swipes/gestures. And it all worked prefect from the start - now all phones have them. I carry the first phone ever produced with FP sensor (obviously excluding the joke that is atrix) - and it works perfect all the time, since day one.

53. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

It has the potential. Give it the right implementation and it will gain customer traction whether it's perceived to be a gimmick by other users or not. When enough voices back this feature other OEM's that want to stay competitive (in the high end tier) will without a doubt include this hardware. We have seen this before.

55. rudlie

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

appreciate for bring 3D touch but sorry it does not impressed me. even developer can build same feature on any platform and even on old devices. It just logic things, nothing special.

58. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Bb10 does similar things with just software and I don't find it intuitive enough.

63. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

All touchscreen devices from laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets already can do this. My HP laptop which I have had 2 years now with Windows 8 has the same thing. I touch the display and it is equal to a click, I hold it a sec longer and that click becomes equal to a right-click and I get a menu for more selections. How will this change anything? I hope no oen else does this. Apple woudnt have needed too if they didnt try to shove everything into a single home button? What si wrong with menus being at the corners of the app? This Touch BS is nothing but fanfare. Look out iPhone now has a gimmicky useless feature, but we are going to praise it simply because Apple has it now, even if others have had it for nearly a decade.

77. AlikMalix unregistered

Assuming that iOS doesnt have long press, but it did from day one - so your entire post is invalid. I hope you're enjoying the other gimmicks that Apple introduced: multitouch, swipe gestures, fingerprint that works, 64bit on mobile, resolution that they eye can't see (I remember you all screaming gimmicky retina display). I hope you're ready for another gimmick on your next android - they gonna call it 4D touch. Lol.

70. Furbal unregistered

Going with maybe (for phones with small amounts of inputs), rather double/triple tap the three keys and screen that I have on my android phones

74. Plutonium239

Posts: 1183; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Oh wow, Apple invented the right click button equivalent for touchscreens.[/sarcasm]
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