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Force field: Apple’s pressure-based screens promise a world beyond cold glass

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By adding a more realistic sense of touch to its iPhone, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) may have conquered a technology that has long promised to take us beyond merely feeling the cold glass of our mobile device screens.

In its latest iPhones, Apple is expected to include what it calls Force Touch, allowing users to interact more intuitively with their devices via a pressure-sensitive screen, which mimics the feel and response of real buttons.

In the long run, the technology also promises new or better applications, from more lifelike games and virtual reality to adding temperature, texture and sound to our screens.

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