IPhone 6S Has 3D Touch Display

Posted: Sep 6 2015, 3:58am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 7 2015, 11:41pm CDT, in News | Apple


iPhone 6S has 3D Touch Display

The new iPhone 6S innovates on top of the Force Touch display known from the Apple Watch.

Is the iPhone 6S more remarkable than expected? A new report says that Apple has evolved the Force Touch display known from the Apple Watch and MacBook for the iPhone 6S. According to well connected 9to5Mac, the iPhone 6S has a 3D Touch Display.

3D does not refer to a 3D optical display, but to 3 dimensions of touch. The iPhone 6S 3D Touch Display differentiates between tap, press and deep press. 

The 3 dimensions of touch enable new user interface short cuts. A press on an app icon will reveal a short cut menu for instance. The new different touch actions will trigger contextual options inside apps to quicker perform typical actions.

Apple will show off the most impressive UX tricks enabled by the likely so called 3D Touch Display at the September 9th event. Apple will likely also show off 3rd party apps or games that utilize the new screen capabilities.

According to 9to5Mac, the iPhone 6S will have an updated Taptic engine to provide tactile feedback. This could make 3D Touch enabled games even more engaging. This new way to interact with the iPhone could very well become a huge differentiator driving upgrades.

It is important though that this 3D Touch works as expected and is not making the interaction with the iPhone 6S complicated or inconsistant. The Apple Watch for instance does not always react to a deep press. This happens often when fingers are sweaty. 

The new 3D Touch Display is also set to be part of the iPad Pro that is according to the latest rumors coming with a stylus.

Tim Cook and his colleges will take the stage at the large Bill Graham Auditorium on Wednesday, September 9 at 10am PDT. The Apple September 2015 keynote will be streamed live on the Apple site. The Cupertino consumer electronics giant will for the first time stream the event on Windows PCs as well.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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