Questions on Force Touch, and the future...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ntegra, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. ntegra macrumors regular

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    Rumor has it that the iPhone 6S will incorporate Force Touch (among possibly RAM and CPU upgrades).

    I understand that the iWatch currently sports this feature, but in what manner does it use it?
    Is it accurate and actually a viable means of usage?
    What exactly does this mean for iPhone and apps that would like to support it?
    What, if any, hardware upgrades are needed to incorporate this into the 6S? Is it something that could halt production of the phones and be delayed for IP7?

    Any good examples of where force touch would shine on the iPhone? Just wondering if this is a complete game changer for Apple.
     
  2. soupcan macrumors 6502a

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    Is it a viable means of usage? Absolutely it is. It adds many more gestures to the display that simply aren't possible with more than a hand covering up the entire display.

    What it means for iPhone is for Apple to incorporate features similar to the ones featured on the current MacBooks (with the exception of the Air). Look up a word in Safari, dial phone numbers directly from a web page, Force Click an address to go there with Maps, etc.

    As for hardware, Apple needs to incorporate the Taptic Engine for the feedback and the force sensors on the display. It's new tech so it definitely could produce complications, but seeing as how it got to the Watch by the millions I don't see any problems with producing enough sensors.

    Examples? Force touch to wake up, getting rid of the home button eventually (allowing for smaller bezels and a smaller device) by using a Force Click to go to the home screen, using it to select parts of text (Force Drag maybe?), etc. It adds the 3rd dimension to the already feature rich Multi Touch tech.
     

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