The new feature would allow your phone to respond differently depending on how hard you touch the screen.
Apple may bring its new Force Touch feature from the MacBook to the next iPhone.
Unveiled at the Apple Watch event on Monday, the Force Touch feature incorporated into the new 12-inch MacBook brings pressure sensitivity to the trackpad. That means you can trigger different actions depending on how much pressure you apply to the pad.
That same feature could pop up on the next generation of iPhones, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing “people familiar with the matter.” Specifically, the sources said that Apple is planning to add the feature this year, though that isn’t a guarantee it will show up. Assuming the information is accurate, however, the feature seems to at least be on the table.
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Force Touch sounds like a natural for a touch-driven device like the iPhone. Currently, you must use different gestures to navigate the screen. For example, you need to use a two-finger swipe to zoom in or out of the screen. On the MacBook, Force Touch can detect the difference between a light tap and a deep press. Adapting that for the iPhone could eliminate the two-finger swipe, allowing you instead to employ a deep press to zoom into the screen.
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