[nfbwatlk] [Wcb-l] FW: [aw-announcements] FW: How Force Touch Will Change theWay You use Your iPhone
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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How Force Touch Will Change How You Use The iPhone
A new iPhone feature-expected to be announced next week-could
phone a very different feel.
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.
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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