3D Touch is going to be a big deal I think

So the new iPhone 6s and 6s+ have 3D Touch. It looked like an interesting feature when Apple brought it to the MacBook Pro, and now on mobile it looks like being even more important. But why?

I’ve been watching what non-music apps have been doing with 3D touch, and I have to say it’s pretty impressive. It seems to have created a whole new control dimension to the device.

But for music apps it’s going to do a lot more than that. If you look at some of the posts earlier today you can see that already there’s a bunch of new functionality that’s going to rely on 3D touch. I think that we’re going to see a great deal more of this, and we’re going to see a lot of truly interesting implementations of 3D touch coming in the next few weeks. In my opinion it will be the control dimension that gestural should have been, but in many ways wasn’t.

  1. So if you’re a developer, what are you thinking about in terms of 3D touch and how it’ll work for your app?
  2. If you’re a mobile musician, what are you thinking about in terms of how you’d like to see 3D touch in your favourite apps?

I don’t think that this is going to go away. It’ll end up being something that we just take for granted. That’s what I think anyway.

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