When Apple first launched the Apple Watch, it was the first Apple product to feature the use of Force Touch, which for those unfamiliar is a pressure-sensitive technology that offers up different modes depending on how hard you press on the screen. However, it seems that with watchOS 7, Apple has effectively removed the feature for good.
The update to watchOS 7 has arrived and if you haven’t updated yet, you might want to take note that the update will kill off any and all Force Touch functionality. If you’re used to using Force Touch for certain Apple Watch features, then either start getting used to not having the feature or just not update your smartwatch for now.
While the hardware that powers Force Touch will still be present in older Apple Watch models, the fact that the update killed off the feature means that you’ve got a piece of technology sitting in the watch that is now redundant. It is unclear why Apple has killed off Force Touch for the Apple Watch, but presumably it could be the same reason why they removed 3D Touch from its iPhones as well.
In the meantime, the Apple Watch Series 6 has also been announced where it is the latest entry to the Apple Watch lineup. There is also a cheaper Apple Watch SE which sits in between the Apple Watch Series 3 and the Series 6.