For weeks we have known that the Apple iPhone 6s as well as the iPhone 6s Plus will get the Force Touch feature from the Apple Watch and the new MacBooks. However, details on how the feature will work on iPhones have only now become clear.
According to a detailed report published by 9To5Mac, Force Touch on iOS is referred to as “Orb” internally. Unlike on the Apple Watch, Force Touch on iPhone will not provide users with new options to navigate the operating system. Instead, Force Touch will allow users “shortcuts” to various actions.
For example, with Force Touch, you will be able to look for a point of interest in the Maps app and then begin turn-by-turn navigation instantly by Force Touching on the destination. Similarly, when you Force Touch on a listed track, you can access actions such as adding the song to a playlist or save it for offline listening. The Force Touch feature will apparently be present on the 12.9-inch iPad as well.
Finally, 9To5Mac sources confirmed that Apple was planning to include the 4K video recording feature on the iPhone 6s models but it is now unclear if Apple will decide to add the feature on the final models.