“Now that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are out, 3D Touch is going to be frequently talked about as the technology matures,” Brandon Russell reports for TechnoBuffalo. “Basically, 3D Touch senses how much pressure you apply to the iPhone’s display. Isn’t that just like a long press? No, it’s really not. Apple says that when you press the display, capacitive sensors measure microscopic changes in the distance between the cover glass and the backlight. Apple’s software will then determine how much pressure is being applied, and dynamically adapt based on context.”
“In addition to gestures like tap, swipe and pinch, 3D Touch brings a new dimension to iOS with “Peek” and “Pop,” making it easier for users to get information at a glance at navigation between applications.,” Russell reports. “And developers will have free reign over how they want to implement the new technology into their apps.”
“Peek and Pop is available all across iOS, too, allowing users to preview links, glance at photos, and bring up contextual menus based on the amount of pressure that’s applied to the screen,” Russell reports. “It sounds a little daunting at first—we’re so used to navigating iOS in one way—but once you start using 3D Touch you’ll wish it was everywhere.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote of 3D Touch (née Force Touch) back in February:
And Android, littered across a veritable junkyard full of disparate devices, will not be able to follow.
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3D Touch is an incredibly difficult feature that Apple got just right – September 16, 2015
How Apple painstakingly built iPhone 6s/Plus’ revolutionary 3D Touch over ‘multi, multi, multi years’ – September 10, 2015
Apple iPhone 6s/Plus’ revolutionary 3D Touch primes suppliers for success – September 10, 2015
3D Touch iPhone 6s/Plus: Apple’s pressure-based screens deliver a world beyond cold glass – September 10, 2015
Engadget hands-on with iPhone 6s/Plus: Using 3D Touch feels completely natural – September 9, 2015
Apple unveils the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with 3D Touch, Apple A9, 12MP iSight camera, 4K video and more – September 9, 2015
Apple’s new Force Touch patent application reveals stylus, virtual paint brush, 3D buttons interactions – May 28, 2015