Force Touch - is it useful?

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  1. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    It's been a few months now - is force touch something useful or useless?
     
  2. Spink10 Suspended

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    My wife doesn't really use it on her MacBook. When I use it I don't either.
     
  3. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't feel any different to non force touch trackpads when you get used to it, Apple did well with this one.

    The only time it's being used is when I right click, for most things I just tap to click and use whatever gestures OS X I need to use.
     
  4. adjeff8 macrumors 6502

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    I just got the 2015 MacBook Pro 15" and I love the trackpad. While in Safari just click, forcefully, on any word and you get the definition and thesaurus info. Click on a name and you get a bio and video links. Click on any link and you get a preview of that link. Click on any file on your computer and you get a preview. It's awesome. I'm just waiting for Firefox to support it
     
  5. savagewatts macrumors regular

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    I think so. Especially for peek and pop. I use it all the time.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    Force touch is great. I haven't had any issues with it.
     
  7. Max(IT) Suspended

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    no issue here, but I don't find it a deal breaker ....
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Depends on who you ask. I think on the trackpad it seems to fall into the gee whiz category and some people will either ignore or disable.

    I think on the watch, its a very good feature, not so much on the computer.
     
  9. ABC5S Suspended

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    To me, its just something else to break after pressing down on your screen or pad over and over again. specially the iPhone 6s. I don't use mine at all. Apple should have just given us a better battery
     
  10. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    I have the new retina macbook 12" that has the force touch trackpad and its SUX big-time. It is thew worst TP I have ever used. It's imprecise and the BIG feature is pretty useless, and is just a gimmick.
     
  11. blackoutz macrumors member

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    To me it's gimmick. I can do what force touch can do by using three finger tap to look up words etc
     
  12. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    Tried it on both the phone and the watch and its pretty pointless...
    I don't see any real value add from it.
     

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