iOS 9 code provides more evidence of Force Touch technology coming to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Developer and noted iOS beta hacker Hamza Sood has discovered code relating to Force Touch in iOS 9. Sood tweeted out a screenshot of the code this evening, saying it appears Apple has been “testing keyboard trackpad gestures on the iPhone 6s, activated via Force Touch.”

Trackpad gestures are one of the features baked into iOS 9, giving users the ability to move their typing cursor and select text by sliding two fingers across the iPhone’s virtual keyboard. But with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, it seems this gesture may be handled by Force Touch instead.

We’ve heard countless times that Apple’s next-generation iPhones will adopt Force Touch technology, following the Apple Watch and the latest MacBooks, and this code provides real evidence for that. It’s not completely definitive at this point, however.

Although the code does confirm Apple is testing Force Touch on an iPhone, it doesn’t necessarily mean the technology will make it into the next refresh. We certainly expect it to, but just don’t get your hopes up too much until it is confirmed by Apple.

Apple is believed to be planning an event for Wednesday, September 9, where it will present new iPhones, as well as a redesigned Apple TV and possibly new iPads. Earlier today, a report claimed that the event will be held in the massive Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA.


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