Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 6S will feature a beefed-up, more advanced take on the company’s Force Touch technology, which recognises more gestures than the existing versions found on the MacBook and Apple Watch.
According to ‘sources familiar with Apple’s new iPhones’, who have spoken with 9to5mac, the next-gen iPhones will be equipped with a feature called 3D Touch Display.
This will have the basic concept of Force Touch at its heart, with the ability to distinguish between a tap and a press.
However, it will add a third input method, with a deeper, harder press offering another way to interact with the handset.
How exactly this will play out is unclear. But it will likely allow for users to navigate directly to a point in a map by holding down on it for longer, or accessing a specific section of an app by holding down on the home screen.
Apple is due to reveal its new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus at a press call on Wednesday, with both phones expected to offer 3D Touch Display out of the box.
It's thought that developers will also have complete access to the tech, allowing them to create richer apps and putting Force Touch at the centre of the iPhone experience.