With the launch of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus we were introduced to 3D Touch technology, which was nothing more than an extension of the already well-known Force Touch of the Apple Watch and the MacBook Pro to the world of the iPhone. In case you don’t know yet, 3D Touch works in a totally transparent way by adding a layer to the screen that detects the pressure with which we press it, and thus allows us to interact with the interface.
The possibilities of 3D Touch are currently limited to four : the gestures of peek and pop , the Quick Actions on the icons of the applications on the Home screen, and the detection of pressure when drawing.
But as 3D Touch is something totally new, it can be difficult to get used to it, although those of us who have been using it for months could not go back . The point is that there are dozens of hidden gestures or actions that we don’t know about because nobody announces them, not even Apple itself, but they are put there so that they discover themselves.
These are things like previewing tabs in Safari, shortcuts in third-party applications, or controlling line thickness when drawing in notes . In this video, the guys at Mac Rumors show us some of the most interesting features of 3D Touch, which I’m sure you didn’t know about:
Please note that 3D Touch is only available on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus , and we look forward to expanding it to the rest of the iOS family over time. If it is not yet available on the iPad it is precisely because of technical limitations of how to bring this technology to a panel as large as that of an iPad. So it’s only a matter of time before this becomes possible. The one we’ll see for sure will be on the next iPhone 7.