How Force Touch Will Change How You Use The iPhone

A new iPhone featureexpected to be announced next weekcould give your phone a very different feel.

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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. Apple 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 out of interacting with a plane of glass.  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 whether or not it serves the users in a delightful and non-obtrusive way.”   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.

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