Although the Apple Watch is getting most of the attention right now, rumors are starting to percolate regarding the next iPhones. The forthcoming phones will be named the iPhone 6s and will come in the same sizes and design as the current iPhone 6. In addition, their sources (“people familiar with the matter”) say that the display will use the Force Touch feature being introduced in the Apple Watch.
According to Apple’s website, Force Touch “uses tiny electrodes around the flexible Retina display to distinguish between a light tap and a deep press, and trigger instant access to a range of contextually specific controls.”
The use of gestures to control one’s device was Apple’s brilliant innovation, and Force Touch will very effectively expand the repertoire. In fact, Apple has referred to Force Touch as their most significant innovation since their development of Multi-Touch display. I often use tap-and-hold when I tap on links on my iPad in order to see a contextual menu. Force Touch seems like it would be similar—and convenient. The implementation of Force Touch suggests Apple will be moving to a flexible display in the forthcoming phones.