Force Touch

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  1. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    So there have been a few rumours regarding the Force Touch technology that :apple: has been adding to their latest devices making its way to the iPhone and maybe the iPad. I've been doing a general study on this, and I've come up with a few things that it might do:

    -FT on home screen apps to show app settings
    -FT on text in Safari and iBooks to define
    -FT on links to preview (iPad)
    -FT on text to highlight (press harder to highlight sentence, paragraph and whole text)
    -FT on fast forward and rewind to do so faster
    -FT on email to flag
    -Any FT trackpad tricks that can be implemented
    -FT API

    I really don't know whether :apple: would do this. I think it would be too much of a change for an S update. If they added an A9 chip, and it went beyond expectations, added 2GB of manageable memory, a DSLR quality camera and better storage, it would be enough of a change. Let me know what you think.
     
  2. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Iphones will have DSLR quality cameras when :apple: figures out how to defeat the laws of physics.
     
  3. nj-morris thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What makes you think that?
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Because one does not simply fit a 35mm (or even APS-C, or even micro four-thirds) sensor from a DSLR into an iPhone.

    DSLR-quality sensors are just physically too large. And there's no getting around the laws of physics. A tiny sensor like the ones on an iPhone will always be really noisy compared to a small micro four-thirds sensor at the same ISO levels, and also will be unable to achieve shallow depth of field at wide-open f-stops because of its tiny sensor.
     
  5. nj-morris thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I said DSLR quality. The iPhone is pretty close to it already. But back on topic...
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    You must not have ever owned a DSLR or if you did it must have been crappy.

    Sensor technology is not at the point where a tiny little sensor in the iPhone will have near the quality and characteristics of a good full frame DSLR.

    Physics is involved here and tiny sensors that are crowded with even more tiny pixels produce less than desirable results. There is no getting around that.
     
  7. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    The iPhone camera is nowhere near DSLR quality.
     
  8. nj-morris thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok fine! I know nothing about DSLRs. But that isn't what the thread is about.
     
  9. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    Force Touch is a creepy name. Apple needs to come up with something less sex-offender-registry-like.
     
  10. eric3312 macrumors 6502

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    LMAO. good point.

    Anyhow, to steer this topic back on track, I actually kind of like the ideas the OP mentioned. It would be nice to quickly access different settings and things based on the type of touch on the screen.

    I have no idea how they're going to introduce this. Might end up being a cool feature.
     
  11. Michael Goff macrumors G4

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    You think sex offenders, I think Star Wars.
     
  12. nj-morris thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How about Hard Pressing? ;)
     

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