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iPhone 6S Force Touch shortcuts detailed

iPhone 6S Force Touch shortcuts detailed

Force Touch, the pressure-sensitive touch tech already available in the Apple Watch, has been pegged for the iPhone 6S ever since rumours about Apple’s forthcoming smartphone update first surfaced.

Now, details of just how the system will work on the iPhone have been revealed by inside sources speaking with 9to5mac.

If the insiders are correct, Apple will use Force Touch to offer iPhone 6S users dedicated ‘shortcuts’ in a series of apps.

Holding down on a link on the screen within Safari will pull up a preview of that web page, a feature which already exists on Apple’s Force Touch–enabled MacBook trackpad.

Users will also be able to hold down on a point of interest within Apple Maps to begin immediate turn–by–turn navigation, cutting out a series of swipes and presses.

Force Touch is set to star within the Music app too, where users will be able to press for a menu offering offline and 'add-to-playlist' options.

And the iPhone’s home screen looks set to get similar treatment, with shortcuts within the Phone app set to be made accessible by holding down on its icon within the smartphone’s dock.

When holding down on the screen, iPhone 6S users will feel a small buzz or pulse, just as Apple Watch users do when using Force Touch on their smartwatch.

While Apple is not set to change the design of the iPhone 6S, the inclusion of Force Touch should offer enough to users looking to upgrade an old iPhone or switch from Android.

The new handset is due to be revealed on Wednesday September 9th, according to reports.



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