Force Touch to provide shortcuts on the upcoming iPhone

Reports came out earlier this year that the next iPhones will have Force Touch — a feature that makes it easy to access particular content or functions by pressing down on a pressure-sensitive screen with haptic feedback. Now, 9to5mac has more details about the feature, which was introduced on the Apple Watch’s screen and new MacBook’s trackpad. Apparently, Force Touch for Apple’s mobile devices is known internally as “Orb” and is meant to provide shortcuts for the platform. For instance, the publication’s sources said pressing down on a destination on the Maps apps automatically begins turn-by-turn directions. Doing so on a song listing within the Music app, on the other hand, brings up a menu you can use to quickly add it to a playlist or save it for offline listening.

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