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iOS 9 set for Force Touch support

iOS 9 set for Force Touch support

Force Touch, the haptic feedback tech already found in the Apple Watch and new MacBook, is coming to the next-generation iPhones with the upcoming iOS 9 update.

That’s according to sources speaking with 9to5mac, who also revealed Apple is plotting a new look keyboard design and a series of small tweaks to iMessage.

However, it’s the addition of Force Touch support that is the biggest deal. Its inclusion means that users of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will be able to get feedback from certain gestures when interacting with the device.

Word is that developers will also be briefed on how to include Force Touch in any future apps.

Interestingly, this feature may not be shown off at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) next month, as it requires as-yet-unreleased hardware in order to work.

The iPhone 6S and its Plus-sized running mate, which are set to come with Force Touch support, are not due to launch until October, despite recent rumours of a summer release.

Changes to iOS’s keyboard include making it wider and also adding more editing buttons when used in portrait mode. iMessage is set to get improved read receipt functionality.

Apple’s highly anticipated WWDC event starts on June 8th in San Francisco.



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