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Apple's new iPhone 6s Plus is more than a simple update to last year's phablet. Here's our hands-on look at the smartphone's strongest offerings.
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The touchscreen of the Apple iPhone 6s Plus has an extra layer of technology that can sense microscopic differences in pressure on the glass. It's this technology that forms the basis of 3D Touch. The iPhone 6s Plus (and the smaller iPhone 6s) are able to offer alternate functions depending on how firmly people press the screen.
The screen responds to normal swipes, flicks, and taps as it has for years. When touched with a bit more force, the 6s Plus recognizes the difference and offers up secondary menus and tools depending on the app with which the user is interacting. For example, a 3D press of the clock will let you quickly create a new alarm, while a 3D press of the phone app will let you quickly call the last person who called you.
These small tools may seem insignificant at first, but their usefulness will grow over time as more third-party apps take advantage of the functionality. Already, marquee apps such as Twitter and Instagram have hopped on the 3D Touch bandwagon with new and exciting tools that make it easier to create new posts or message others.
3D Touch is the future, and it gives the 6s Plus a serious boost in power.
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