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If you believe recent reporting by Tech News Taiwan and UDN, Force Touch, one of the technologies behind the Apple Watch, could make its way into this year’s refresh of the iPhone 6, likely to be referred to as an ‘iPhone 6s’.

To get you quickly up to speed on Force Touch, it’s a handy feature that relies on a bunch of tiny electrodes around the Watch’s display that recognize the difference between a tap and a press, thereby providing the user with quick access to contextually specific controls.

But would Force Touch make sense on the iPhone, do you think?

If Apple were to implement Force Touch on its handset, it would need to rework the iOS user interface and introduce new tools so that developers could define custom options for when the screen is pressed.

It’s not entirely clear whether Force Touch is limited to detecting a press or if it can identify its location on the screen as well. In case of the latter, the user could be presented with options related directly to the task at hand.

Even better, in this scenario Force Touch might be able to detect on-screen objects being pressed so users could accomplish tasks with fewer taps and never get lost in the menus.

So, can Force Touch improve productivity of iPhone users and reduce the number of taps and on-screen menus? Or, would it be just a gimmick on a smartphone and should instead lend itself to being used on wearable devices exclusively?

I’ll let you be the judge of that so cast your vote below and chime in with your thoughts and observations in the comment section.

I think there’s some merit to this rumor.

Whenever Apple debuts a device with some new thing, it usually rolls out that technology to other products, if it makes sense. For example, Multi-Touch debuted on the iPhone back in 2007 but is now used extensively on all iOS devices.

Same with Retina screens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-waTi8BPdk#t=207

Adopted by the iPhone 4 back in 2010, Retina technology then made its way to Mac notebooks, and most recently started appearing on desktops with the introduction of the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display.

Why should Force Touch be any different?

  • Frozen Bee .GFKS

    well…since I don’t see another killer feature it could have anymore…yes

  • I’m thinking you’ll see this in Iphone 7 rather then 6s.

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      • Guest

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  • Julio César

    I think what Apple needs to focus on the most right now is on battery life and what better way than to install solar powered cells on the upper corners on the phone. Those corners are empty anyways so might as well put them for good use.

    • Ariel

      This should be made into a meme! “the iPhone bezels are so big you could put solar panels in them” lol

    • jake kneller

      My iPhone 6 plus has amazing battery life and I’m a heavy user

      • Sohail Wahab

        It’s true, but no offense, iPhone 6plus is for girls with purses or extra huge guys with big pockets. Not for normal people with normal screen sizes and pockets.

        The iPhone 6 screen is just perfect, I’m an iPhone 6 fan, iPhone 6 has a really gorgeous design and is unbelievably thin but the battery sucks especially if you use 4G.

        Apple really should come with an innovative idea for making Batteries ( maybe use uranium ), if they’re about to make the phone even more thinner.

      • Will Mason Moses

        I have the 6+
        The thing just. doesn’t. die.
        Screen is on for almost half the day at half brightness, streaming bluetooth audio. It does not give up.

      • jake kneller

        My phone fits in standered pockets and honestly I’m not that big of a person sophomore in high school and I’m slightly below average for the general population and my phone never demands two hands to do anything but gameing

    • Carlos Gomes

      “install solar powered cells on the upper corners”

      I’m sorry, but that’s ridiculous. That area is nowhere large enough to increase the battery life.
      The fact that people use covers and carry their phones indoor/pockets make this even less plausible.

    • Rowan09

      Which iPhone are you using because they address the battery issue with the 6 & 6+? I use my 6+ all day at work from 6-6 with 70+% left over each day.

      • “Better way”? There’s a current way?

      • Rowan09

        In comparison to going solar, kinetic would be a better way.

  • smtp25

    It would be able to detect where on the screen not just pressure. The poll is ridiculous though, asking whether it should be added or not. The more the merrier giving more avenues for app inovation

    • BoardDWorld

      Odd for sure, it’s like asking cavemen do you want the wheel.

  • Jonathan

    As long as it doesn’t make the UX more confusing but rather more convenient, sure.

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  • Chindavon

    Yes. It’s like giving gestures a ‘Right-Click” for added feature access.

  • IlIl

    If the watch can utilize it to its advantage, why not? But if it ends up being a gimmicky feature, then couldn’t care less.

    • GuyWithTheThings

      They’re Apple, not Samsung. If they implement it, it will be done right. You just won’t be able to customize it a whole bunch.

      • IlIl

        Not all features from Samsung have been gimmicks (though way too many have been) and not all features implemented by Apple has been done right (or done right first time around) Either way, one should hold judgement until they experience in person.

  • Isaac

    Like anyone is going to care about this Force Touch crap. Apple, give us features that are WORTH upgrading for.

  • Ariel

    To be honest, I always thought some sort of force touch has always existed on the iDevices. Anyway, seems that more of it would be a great idea!

  • QuarterSwede

    If it can recognize location on screen then it’s brilliant. If not it doesn’t make a lot of sense for a phone.

  • Franklin Richards

    If it makes sense for it to be there then sure. If not then sure… nice to know it’s there.

  • Andres

    Not only should it adopt Force Touch but also the Saphire Screen.

  • Jonathan

    Nope.

  • No. Just another think that can break easy

  • Stephaughn Alston

    I’m confused, don’t we sorta already have this with reachability. We tap twice instead of actually pressing the home button. The same can be implemented with other things.

    • Moltakfire

      That’s a tap on the sensor. The home button has four states; unpressed, pressed, touch ID on, touch ID off. Force touch is about identifying pressure, not clicking between the states, because tapping on the home button just means the phone registers that a fingerprint is available to be scanned, but isn’t actually scanned, and the home button isn’t pressed.

      • Stephaughn Alston

        Cool. Thanks for the input.

      • Moltakfire

        No worries. 🙂

  • red__11

    For me it make more sense to put it on the new MacBook Air 12″, if they really eliminate the “click” on the trackpad.

  • Mattoligy

    Kind of a stupid question really… That’s like asking, would you rather a six bedroom house or a two bedroom house.

    • Andres

      Well for someone that doesn’t like to clean, they would rather have a two bedroom house.

      • Guest

        2 bedroom for me… very bad analogy

    • L J

      2 bedroom for me… very bad analogy.

  • L J

    I could see this on an iPad for people that draw or take alot of notes. Like while i’m writing with a stylus and I want my text to be a bit more bold because it’s important I can press a little harder so the text becomes thicker. What I would like on my iPhone is that IR blaster Samsung/LG has. I like being able to see the TV guide on my phone and then changing the station with it, I use it all the time on my second phone.

  • MacGuru17

    I must admit to watching the Apple Watch ‘Reveal’ video just about every day, lol. The satisfying clicks of everything send tingles down my spine (and arms, which subsequently reach for my wallet). ;D

  • I would like to see Apple improve iPhone’s battery life. Forget about making it thinner. Just add a freaking bigger battery!

    • Rowan09

      They did with the 6 and 6+.

  • Also Apple should improve on the display to be more scratch resistant like using gorilla glass 4 or what ever.

  • john diaz

    why not!

  • therealjjohnson

    I don’t care about this feature at all. If it’s there cool…if not? Ah well.

  • It all depends on how  implements it

  • Sohail Wahab

    This feature ➕ flexible iPhone but still aluminum = at first not possible but if it was possible then the current bending issue with iPhone 6 and 6+ Would be solved

  • Ian Leon

    Cool feature but what could it be good for… It shouldn’t feel forced… Lol

  • At first I was like “What for?”

    And then it says

    “Even better, in this scenario Force Touch might be able to detect on-screen objects being pressed so users could accomplish tasks with fewer taps and never get lost in the menus.

    makes so much sense. Use responsibly.

  • iPhoneWINS

    this is gimmicky tech that does not work well on real world application ,,, it has been on PS3 for ever and just does not work will since you will end up pressing buttons hard as a reflex