Mark Gurman, reporting for 9 to 5 Mac:
According to sources, the iOS version of Force Touch is known internally as “Orb.” Instead of opening up a large window of extra controls that did not fit on the screen, as is done on the Apple Watch, Force Touch on the iPhone is designed to skip existing lists of options or button presses. “There is consistent usage of Force Touch across the operating system to ‘shortcut’ actions,” rather than present new options like with the Apple Watch, according to a source.
I’ve always had the feeling that Force Touch will be designed for power users and will have applications similar to keyboard shortcuts on desktop operating systems. You’ll be able to use the whole OS without them, but you’ll become much more efficient if you learn to Force Touch your way through interfaces.
I’m excited for this year’s iPhone announcement, the demos are going to be really interesting.