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3D Touch on the iPhone 6S: A user's guideWhat is Apple's new 3D Touch feature, exactly? We explain and show what it does on the new iPhones.
[MUSIC] Apple's newest iPhones have a new trick up their sleeve. 3D touch! What exactly is 3D touch? How does it work, what does it do? Come with me, I'll show you. Once upon a time, smartphones were 2D touch panes. You swiped, You tap. 3D touch has a pressure sensitive layer, and the Apple watch has something like it. So do the new MacBook track pads. But this is called 3D touch, because you can push in anywhere, at varying levels. The more you push, potentially, [LAUGH] the more things happen. Almost like a button. It's not really like a button though. It's more like you press, and Apple's new tactic vibration Gives you a gentle throb. So what does it do? Open up an I-phone 6 that's out of the box and try these things out. It's time to learn some new tricks. Shortcuts, try pushing in on App icon's one that work with 3D touch have pop out menus. Mail, Apple music, photos, maps, and more. They don't all work but more will come. Peek and pop. Hi there little pop-up previews. They leap out of apps or links for you to look at. You can peek at mail, photos, addresses, map locations, and apps like Instagram and Pinterest already use it. Things the home button used to do. You could press in from the side of the screen while in an app to swipe and switch apps. You used to have to double click the home button for that. Change the keyboard into a trackpad. Push in, and the keys go blank. Now you can swipe around and move your cursor anywhere to edit. There's a lot potential yet to come. 3D touch has varying levels of pressure. [MUSIC] Games are starting to use it. You could put it into other apps, too, pressure sensitive sketches, or who knows what. 3D touch is just in its early days, just remember to push in from time to time, you never know what you'll find. [MUSIC]