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Jason Snell for Macworld
October 16, 2015 9:52 AM PT
With this week’s release of the new Magic Trackpad 2, Mac users that had only dreamed of using Force Touch (previously available only on the new MacBook and updated MacBook Pro models) can now experience that feature for themselves. But this new development has led to a whole bunch of questions, such as “Wait, isn’t it supposed to be called 3D Touch?” and “I think I’m Force Clicking, so why is nothing happening?”
Yes, 2015 is the year Apple went beyond the tap and swipe and made many of our devices pressure sensitive. Unfortunately, the iPhone 6s, Apple Watch, and Force Touch trackpad all take different approaches. The result is a bit of a hodgepodge.