Smartphone users are used to pinching, swiping and tapping on their phone’s touchscreen. But Apple has invented a new technology that will tell just how hard smartphone users are pressing the screen. They call it 3D Touch and currently is an exclusive feature on the freshly launched iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The technology will be extremely useful, as users will now be able to bring up extra options in any screen, similarly to the right-click of a mouse. How it all works? Under pressure, the screen’s capacitive sensors that are situated just behind the display will read the slight changes of distance between the cover glass and the backlight. Basically, the 3D Touch technology will tell the difference of pressure from a simple tap and a deep press. Apple also engineered a small device that will vibrate according to the level of pressure in order to help users figure what they are doing. The technology has many possible applications, but so far, Apple only integrated a couple of functions. One is called a “peak”, the other a “pop”. A peak is when you light press on the screen in order to open a preview, such as an e-mail or a map. If you release the finger you will simply go back to where you were. However, if you press your finger a bit harder while still in peak mode, the content will be opened, and that is the pop. 3D Touch doesn’t only work in apps. A new function has been integrated in the home screen as well. It is called quick actions. It works like this, you press an app icon, which will bring shortcuts such as directly launching the front-facing camera by pressing on the camera app or calling a certain contact by pressing on the phone app. A technology like 3D Touch has long been demanded by die-hard smartphone users, as it will completely change how we interact with our devices by decreasing the number of taps we have to make on the screen. It will be almost as effective as the right-click. It is the first time ever a smartphone will be capable of doing that, well, two of them actually. Apple announced that the 3D Touch will be great for drawing, multi-tasking and it will open up a whole new way for smartphone gaming. It may sound a little complicated, but after seeing the demo released by CNET today it’s safe to say that the technology will be more than welcomed by smartphone fanatics.