Force Touch on Apple iPhone 6s to be called 3D Touch?

Unless you have been living in a black hole, you would be well aware that the new set of iPhone are coming and coming within two days. Apple is expected to announce the new iPhones, namely the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus inĀ  a media event to be held on September 9th. It is expected that the new iPhones will come with a steady set of improvement features including the likes of Force Touch on display, 4K recording on a 12 MP camera as well as double the processing and memory power. However, the details have been sketchy and we have not really had a lot of leaks around the phone.


The big feature add on, obviously is expected to be Force Touch which Apple had introduced on the newer Macbooks as well as the Apple Watch recently. It is now being reported by the highly trusted source, Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac that the next generation display on the iPhone 6s will be called “3D Touch Display”. However, unlike the watch and the Macbook which have two levels of senses, the iPhone 6s will have three layers of senses called a tap, press and a deeper press. This is why it would be called 3D Touch because of its ability to sense all the three dimensions of pressure. This would especially be useful in apps like Maps, Music, Phone etc where Force Touching will bring a list or a menu up of contextually relevant options for users to select.

Not just the iPhone, it is expected Apple will also show off a new 12.1 inch iPad called the iPad Pro, which will also be the first iPad to bring Force Touch. Apple will also bring some of the Force Touch integration to Safari on Macs where force touching say on a link will allow you to see the preview of a webpage and more.


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