The new iPhones will sport a pressure-sensitive '3D Touch Display'

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 09, 2015 12:05 IST

The upcoming iPhone 6S will feature a '3D Touch Display', a revamped version of the pressure-sensitive touchpad currently used in the Apple Watch and new MacBook, according to reports.

The new screens will be able to differentiate between three modes; a tap, a press and a prolonged press as to their level of pressure - an advancement on the press/long press sensitivity of the Watch and Mac, according to 9to5Mac.

Force Touch is Apple's method of using a single surface to trigger multiple functions depending on how much pressure you apply. Force Touching an Apple Watch, for example, pulls up the menu to change the watch face, while Force clicking using a trackpad reveals locations when used on maps, previews a file's contents or adds an event to a calendar invite, and so on.

Force Touch's integration into the iPhone 6S could be used to trigger directions to a defined spot within Maps, or in-depth menu options within Apple Music.

Rumours have been circulating around the technology's use within the new iPhones for some time. It is also likely the new generation of iPads will benefit from it.

The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are rumoured to feature a new 12MP camera, capable of shooting 4K video, with the front camera capable of recording 1080p video at 60fps, 240fps in slow motion mode and flash support.

One of the most prevalent rumours is that the new generation of iPhones will see the introduction of a new rose-gold model.

Apple has sent out media invitations for a press event on Wednesday September 9, where chief executive Tim Cook is largely expected to introduce a revamped Apple TV box set alongside the new phones.

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