Force Touch - is it useful?

David58117

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

0983275

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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.
 

adjeff8

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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
 

maflynn

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is force touch something useful or useless?
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.
 

ABC5S

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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
 
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Nychot

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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.
 

AFEPPL

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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.