Apple’s “S” update to its phones aren’t usually very obvious. This is because Apple tends to keep the same design and most of the changes are made under the hood. For example with the iPhone 5s, it looked like the iPhone 5 but it featured very different hardware, like the new 64-bit A7 chipset, the M7 co-processor, and TouchID.
So what kind of features could the iPhone 6s bring to the table besides a rumored upgrade to TouchID? According to recent reports, it seems that Apple could be considering bringing the Apple Watch’s Force Touch feature to the next-gen iPhone. For those unfamiliar with Force Touch, it’s a feature from the Apple Watch that allows the user to perform different actions depending on how much pressure is exerted on the display.
According to Apple’s description of the feature, “Force Touch uses tiny electrodes around the flexible Retina display to distinguish between a light tap and a deep press, and trigger instant access to a range of contextually specific controls.” Such a feature makes sense in a small display like the Apple Watch, but would it really be necessary in a larger iPhone display?
We suppose it could and without doubt it would add all kinds of complexities to apps, such as music apps where harder presses could result in louder sounds, thus creating new levels of subtleties in the music creation process. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but what do you guys think of this feature? Is it something you might be able to look forward to?