Billed as the “next generation of multi-touch”, for the first time the iPhone will sense how much pressure you apply to the display, responding to subtle taps and acting accordingly.
Alongside common features such as tap, swipe and pinch, Apple’s new Peek and Pop feature will allow users to preview content without having to open the application.
The gist? A light press on in your inbox will highlight the email without opening the message, with a deeper press then allowing users to “pop into it”, as Apple puts it.
But it’s not only email where 3D Touch excels, the feature allows users to “peek” at website content without actually clicking on the link. Then of course, by pressing a little deeper, users can “pop into it”.