Taptic force touch on the iPhone

force touch

Apple Insider is reporting some really cool news on how an analyst says ‘force touch’ will be deployed on the next iPhone, and how that will impact iOS 9.

If you aren’t clear on how taptic feedback works, here is a great video on it:

According to Apple Insider:

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities issued a research note on Thursday, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider, in which he reaffirmed that Apple’s next-generation iPhone will indeed feature Force Touch input. Currently available on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, the technology will also be featured in the 12-inch MacBook and Apple Watch.

AppleInsider’s own sources were first to indicate in February that Apple would introduce Force Touch technology in this year’s iPhone upgrade. Since then, additional reports have corroborated this.

According to Kuo, Force Touch on the iPhone will represent “the most significant change” to date in the iPhone user interface. In fact, the change will be so substantial that he believes Apple may decide to call the handset the “iPhone 7,” rather than an “iPhone 6s.”

“We believe that iPhone’s Force Touch sensor doesn’t directly detect the pressure applied by fingers,” Kuo said. “Instead, it monitors the contact area on which the finger touches the screen to decide how big the pressure is.”

 

You can catch the rest here.

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