iOS9 Code Points to ForceTouch Support on iPhone 6S

By James O Malley on at

It looks like a near-certainty that the iPhone 6S will feature ForceTouch technology when it is unveiled in the next couple of weeks, if newly analysed code is anything to go by.

Cult of Mac reports that coder Hamza Sood has been combing through the source of iOS9, Apple's latest mobile operating system, and found references to ForceTouch hidden within - strongly implying that the new phones (which we expect to be the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus) will feature the pressure-sensing technology:


ForceTouch was first featured in the Apple Watch, and enables apps to vary functionality based on how hard you press on the screen - essentially creating a right-click style functionality. The technology has also since made its way to the ultra-thin New Macbook, as well as the latest refreshes of Apple's other laptops. So including the tech on the iPhone is the next logical step.

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Apple is expected to be hosting its latest glitzy press event some time in the next couple of weeks - with the release of the phones coming a couple of weeks after that. So it won't be long until we know for sure whether Apple has chosen to use The Force. [Cult of Mac]