[nfbwatlk] [Wcb-l] FW: [aw-announcements] FW: How Force Touch Will Change theWay You use Your iPhone

Debby Phillips semisweetdebby at gmail.com
Mon Sep 7 23:33:58 UTC 2015

Okay, I'm really a tech dummy, so I don't totally get this, but 
some of you might.  (Smile).    Debby

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 From Fastcompany

 How Force Touch Will Change How You Use The iPhone
  A new iPhone feature-expected to be announced next week-could 
give your
 phone a very different feel.

 Derek Walter
  When Apple introduces its newest iPhones on September 9, the
 company may reveal a new trick that could forever change how you
 interact with an iPhone.
  It's called Force Touch, a technology the company has baked
 into its Apple Watch and newest MacBook trackpads.  It's a 
 candidate to be the benchmark feature in the widely anticipated
 iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
  Here are some of the ways Force Touch could change the way you
 use an iPhone.
  On the Apple Watch, Force Touch brings up sub-menus when you
 "press" down on the screen like you would a physical button.
 It's a way to bring functionality to such a small space since 
 amount of room you have for swiping and gestures is limited.
 This sub-menu functionality could manifest on the iPhone as a
 stylish and helpful navigation trick that sets this model apart.
  Previews, Definitions, And More
  On the MacBook, Force Touch is possible through Apple's Taptic
 Engine, which measures how much pressure you're applying when
 pressing down.  It allows you to bring up definitions, web page
 previews on links, and other extras.

 Apple's Taptic Engine
  On the iPhone, it may work something like this: You open an
 email, and find a web link.  You could force touch on the link 
 get a preview of the website, an option to copy the link, or to
 share it with others.  Or when using Maps, a Force Touch on an
 address might show you a preview of that location.
  Haptic Feedback
  Force Touch on MacBooks and the Apple Watch provides users with
 subtle physical feedback.  For example, when using the Photos
 application on a MacBook to crop and then rotate a photo, you'll
 feel a slight "bump" when the rotation is at zero degrees.  
 outlines how else you'll get minor touchbacks with Maps,
 GarageBand, and other Apple apps.  Just as Apple said its watch
 would be its most "personal" device yet, some of that connection
 may be coming to the iPhone.
  For example, on the iPhone you might get a little haptic touch
 when you've pressed a button to send an email or post a status
 update.  Such a small nuance could take some of the guesswork 
 of interacting with a plane of glass.
  An Awkward Adjustment Phase
  Whenever Apple splashes the tech world with a new innovation,
 its ripples are felt by those who build applications for the
 company's devices.  The big impact for iOS developers and
 designers will be in working Force Touch into their apps while
 trying to keep a consistent experience for those who won't be
 upgrading their current iPhone.

 Cat Noone, the cofounder and chief design officer for Liberio,
 says rushing into implementing such a new technology is not
 always the best idea.
  "While Force Touch opens up an entirely new layer of
 interaction for users (if done properly), it's not something I'd
 advise every product to jump on without a research phase," she
 said.  "Because ultimately it comes down to a decision of 
 or not it serves the users in a delightful and non-obtrusive
  There's also the risk of confusing users who interact with the
 same app on different devices.  Using a Force Touch-type action
 on an iPhone, for example, won't trigger the same action on all
 the other iPhones out there that don't have this new technology.
  But there's a huge potential for an improved user experience
 with Force Touch.  We'll find out on September 9 exactly how
 Apple plans to integrate this technology into future iPhones.

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