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Topic: Force Touch

Alleged Apple trademark filings reveal 'Iris Engine,' 'AirPod Case,' 'Home Hub,' 'Control Strip,' 'Smart Button'

09/06/2016, 12:09 pm

A wide array of international trademark filings allegedly connected to Apple could reveal the branding for new products and services, with possible ties to rumored features in the "iPhone 7," "AirPods" wireless headphones, and redesigned MacBook Pro.

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Apple's 'iPhone 7' again said to have pressure sensing haptic home button

08/08/2016, 07:08 am

The Touch ID home button on this year's iPhone will not physically click, instead mimicking the sensation of a click with haptic feedback, just like Apple's Force Touch trackpad found on newer MacBooks, a new report reaffirms.

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Home button on Apple's waterproof 'iPhone 7' won't click, will use haptic feedback instead - reports

07/26/2016, 02:07 pm

Much like the Force Touch trackpad on Apple's latest MacBooks, the home button on the company's next-generation iPhone won't physically click when pressed -- instead, it'll simulate a click with vibration, a pair of new rumors claim.

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ITC investigates Apple & AT&T over haptic patent complaints by Immersion

06/07/2016, 03:06 pm

On Tuesday the U.S. International Trade Commission launched an investigation into Apple and AT&T, following up on a complaint by San Jose's Immersion that various products are violating its haptic feedback patents.

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Apple brings Force Touch to the desktop with new $129 Magic Trackpad 2

10/13/2015, 08:10 am

Apple's updated iMacs have the option of shipping with the all-new Magic Trackpad 2, which features a larger surface and features Force Touch input, bringing it in line with Apple's latest MacBook Pro and 12-inch MacBook with Retina display models.

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Apple planning 2016 'iPhone 7' to be thinnest yet, in-line with new iPod touch & iPad Air 2

09/06/2015, 01:09 pm

While all eyes are on this week's "iPhone 6s" unveiling, Apple's 2016 iPhone upgrade is already in the works, with the company said to be aiming to make the device as thin as 6 millimeters, which would be even thinner than the latest iPod touch and iPad Air 2.

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Rumor: New display with Force Touch could make 'iPhone 6s' slightly heftier

08/27/2015, 02:08 pm

A leaked display component purportedly destined for Apple's next-generation iPhone has been measured up and comes in heavier and thicker than its counterpart in the iPhone 6, suggesting that the addition of Force Touch might make the "iPhone 6s" bigger than its predecessor.

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Apple orders up 90 million 'iPhone 6s' units with Force Touch for 2015 - report

07/08/2015, 11:07 am

Apple reportedly has big ambitions for its next-generation iPhones, having tasked its manufacturing partners with assembling between 85 million and 90 million handsets --complete with Force Touch --to carry it through launch and the holiday shopping season.

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As Apple's iPhone turns 8, Force Touch and Touch ID are ready for the future

06/29/2015, 01:06 pm

Eight years after redefining the mobile computing experience with multitouch, Apple is laying the groundwork for yet another revolution with Force Touch and deep investments in biometric authentication technology that could make future iPhones even more secure and easier to use.

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Watch Effect: How the Digital Crown and Force Touch could inform future iOS device design

05/25/2015, 10:05 am

Even staunch Apple Watch detractors have to admire the technology Apple managed to pack into its first wearable platform. As Apple's "most personal device ever," Watch boasts multiple advancements to the user interface, two of which -- Force Touch and UI concepts invented alongside the Digital Crown -- we'd like to see in future iPhones and iPads.

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Apple launches new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad

05/19/2015, 08:05 am

Apple on Tuesday issued an update to its 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, adding faster Intel processors, as well as the new pressure-sensitive Force Touch trackpad.

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Rumor: Apple's 12.9" 'iPad Pro' to feature silver nanowire touch panel, debut in 2016

05/11/2015, 09:05 am

Apple is rumored to have requested samples of new silver nanowire material for thinner touch panels, potentially for use in a jumbo-sized 12.9-inch "iPad Pro," according to a new report.

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Rumor: Apple may limit Force Touch to the next-gen 'iPhone 6s Plus'

04/02/2015, 10:04 am

If Apple's pressure-sensing Force Touch technology does make its way to the next generation of iPhones, a new report from Taiwan suggests that it may be exclusive to the so-called "iPhone 6s Plus."

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Inside Force Touch: Apple's new 'force click' action opens up new possibilities for the Mac

04/01/2015, 11:04 am

The new Force Touch trackpad found on the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and upcoming 12-inch MacBook features an entirely new method of input, activated by applying additional pressure to the trackpad. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how force click works, and what new possibilities it opens up for OS X.

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Ten One Design's Inklet is first 3rd-party app to support Apple's Force Touch trackpad

03/24/2015, 09:03 am

Pressure-sensitive drawing is now capable with any stylus or just a finger on the new MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad, thanks to an update to the Inklet OS X app from Ten One Design.

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iMovie gains haptic feedback on Apple's new Force Touch trackpads

03/19/2015, 03:03 pm

iMovie has become the first of Apple's apps to receive support for haptic feedback via the new Force Touch trackpad, providing a glimpse of Apple's plans for the technology.

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First look: Apple's Force Touch trackpad on the early 2015 MacBook Pro

03/17/2015, 03:03 pm

The newest revision of Apple's littlest MacBook Pro packs faster flash memory and Intel's latest Broadwell chips, but the star of the show is its new Force Touch trackpad. AppleInsider went hands-on with the clickless wonder to see if it upholds Apple's tradition of finger-navigating excellence.

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Apple issues new OS X 10.10.3 beta, fixing bug that affected latest MacBooks

03/16/2015, 01:03 pm

Only a few days after the previous build was issued to developers, Apple has provided a new beta of OS X 10.10.3, addressing a crashing bug that affected the newly released 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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Apple releases third beta of OS X 10.10.3 with Force Touch developer tools, plus iOS 8.3 beta 3

03/12/2015, 01:03 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a number of new beta releases for developers, including an OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta with Force Touch trackpad support for third-party apps, as well as new betas of iOS 8.3, Xcode and OS X Server.

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13-inch MacBook Pro gains Force Touch trackpad, Broadwell CPUs, improved battery life & faster flash

03/09/2015, 01:03 pm

Apple's MacBook Pro lineup was given a refresh on Monday, bringing the new Force Touch trackpad with haptic feedback, as well as Intel's latest-generation Broadwell processors to the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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