This is How 3D Touch Technology in iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus Work

The screen touch technology in smartphones has taken cell phones to a new level altogether. There is no need to put any light on this fact. We have access to anything on the globe by tapping our phone screen. But, the 3D touch technology that has been embedded in the latest iPhone from Apple is another milestone in the history of smartphones and touch technology both.

What does it do?

The first thing that we demand from any new piece of technology is whether it makes our life simpler or not. If it does, it’s good. The 3D touch is an elite combination of hardware and software (it will be discussed further below) that takes you to a new level of interaction with technology. The 3D touch technology basically calculates the duration of your touch and triggers events accordingly. Let’s see how?

There are two types of screen tapping; one that’s lasts as long as a couple of milliseconds or perhaps even lesser and the other one takes a little longer. Let’s say you click on the Note app. When you give a light tap to the app, the app opens up. When you press it almost for some time, you can almost feel as if your hand might just go inside the screen. Then a pop-up menu comes with the features of the app in it – like new note or new photo or a new sketch.

Another very useful way this lop tap 3D touch works is when you are in a conversation and you receive address. A long tap on the address pops up the address in the map so that you can get a quick view. Or if there is any future date in the message, long tap on the date takes you to calendar where you can set reminders.

You can directly hop into the task you want to do/ frequently do from the menu, thus saving your time simultaneously.

How does it work?

Here we will give you an insight how the 3D touch technology in iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus actually works behind-the-screen.

At the heart of the phone is a capacitive senses integrated to the backlight of retina HD display. With each press, these senses measure microscopic changes in the distance between the covered glass and backlight. These senses are then combined with the touch signals and *accelerometer to provide fast, accurate and continuous response to finger pressure.

*accelerometer is a sensor in iPhones that help to detect the tilting motion and orientation of the phone.

For any general capacitive touch display device that offers a communicative response, the vibrating system requires at least 10 vibrations whereas the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus delivers that in a single vibration with the Haptic feedback system! Thus, this helps generating shorter events like a tap which lasts 10 milliseconds. Likewise, a full tap lasts 15 milliseconds.

We have given you an overview of the ‘3D Touch Technology’ that is used in iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. This is surely a hot cake in the market. This technology is exclusive for iOS 9 version. We hope we could deliver the on-screen and off-screen (LITERALLY) logic behind 3D Touch Technology for a novice.

Let us know what you think on this super awesome feature in iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in the comments below. Press the ‘submit’ button in comments below with little pressure to experience 3D touch (just kidding! unless you are reading this article from your iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus).

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