WRITTEN BY Tina ON Aug 18, 2015
According to the previous rumors, it has been confirmed that the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will include Force Touch which allows the users to perform a wide range of new gestures via a light tap and a deeper press. The Force Touch gesture has been introduced into the Apple Watch, Retina MacBook, and the newest Retina MacBook Pro. On the Apple Watch, users can access different settings with Force Touch, and on the Mac, it can be used to preview links in Safari and to accelerate rewind/fast forward speed in iMovie.
Sources from 9to5Mac claim that although Force Touch on the iPhone will work similarly to the way it works on the existing devices that include Force Touch, there are still some difference between them. Force Touch on iPhone is primarily used for “Shortcut actions” which enables users to perform tasks within apps more quickly.
Take Maps as an example, if you use Force Touch on a point of interest, it will immediately start up turn-by-turn directions. If you press a song in the Music app, you will be directed to a menu to save it to a playlist. Besides, when you force press a specific app on the Home screen, you can directly open and get to a certain section of the app.
Another testing feature is that when you force touch a certain app icon on the Home Screen, you will get the shortcuts to some operations. For example, when you force press the phone icon you can choose to switch to the voice mail directly. You can do so in the news app as well, force touch the news and go to the Favorites directly.
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be loaded with A9 processor with 2 GB of RAM, a updated camera system with a 12MP camera, an improved Touch ID and a chassis made of a new material with reinforcements at the weak points.
Rumors claim that the use of Force Touch and the new reinforcement will make the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to be 0.2 mm thicker. But most of the users might barely notice this change.