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Apple has just unveiled the newest members of the iPhone family as iPhone 6S and its brother iPhone 6S Plus made their way to the mobile market during the San Francisco event.

There had been lots of rumors doing rounds with respect to the devices that Apple was going to roll out during this event. While some were proponents of iPhone 7, there were others who stuck with iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and for sure, it has paid off for the latter group.

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus come with 3D Touch in place of Force Touch

While the news of the launch of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus dominated the event, another feature that took a huge interest among many tech lovers is the 3D Touch feature. This is a new feature that makes its debut with the new set of iPhones, and it relies on pressure as an alternative way of interacting with the display screen.

How does 3D Touch work?

Apple has always remained timid about letting out some hints about their next line of production for some reasons known to the company. As a result, the period before an Apple product is launched is usually marred with lots of unfounded rumors, with some ending up to be an almost exact prediction of the outcome.

Nonetheless, the many rumors that surrounded the release of iPhone 6S and its counterpart iPhone 6S Plus with support for Force Touch have now been rubbished with the introduction of 3D Touch in these new iPhones. With this feature, you will no longer interact with your screen as you did before.

Just like the Force Touch technology that was before it, the new 3D Touch depends on pressure as a way of interacting with your smartphone screen. Just below the display screen, you will find capacitive sensors thatcan pick up any change that takes place between the cover glass the phone’s backlight. The changes are brought about by the pressing of the screen using your finger, but at varied intensities. This forms the basis of how this new 3D Touch technology works.

No more reliance on swiping and pinching to execute commands on iPhone 6S and 6S Plus

The introduction of 3D Touch in the latest versions of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus signals an end to over-reliance on traditional gestures such as pinching and swiping when executing commands.

When you make a light touch on the screen of an iPhone 6S Plus, you will initiate a different action as compared to when you make a heavy touch using your finger. Actions such as previewing content and viewing the same content in full can be executed using the 3D Touch feature.