Force touch hint?

Tumblrmeme

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Apr 17, 2015
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Ok so I have a 5s running iOS 9 beta 2. I have the Twitter app and was using it when I found out that the only way to access the bottom 4 buttons to see your profile, newsfeed, notifications and messages was to long press it. All the other buttons at the top worked fine with a light tap. Could this be a hint at the 6s coming with force touch or is it just a bug in the Twitter app?
 

stevemiller

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the buttons are always visible but only respond to a long press? That must be a bug. There's no reason for it otherwise.

And I certainly hope they don't artificially slow down certain ui interactions just to reward people who are using force touch.
 

nj-morris

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If FT is just going to do what long press currently does, I honestly don't see the point. A long press isn't much effort at all.
 

mpavilion

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If FT is just going to do what long press currently does, I honestly don't see the point. A long press isn't much effort at all.
I agree; and it also doesn't seem in keeping with Apple's approach of generally (though not always) avoiding long-press or "hidden" menu options in iOS. I see how it makes sense in the watch, where screen space is limited -- but not so much on a phone.

If not for the rumors, which seem pretty conclusive, I would have bet that FT isn't actually coming to iPhone.
 
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