iOS 9 to bring Force Touch to iPhone 6s and multitasking to next-generation iPad

Apple Watch Force Touch

There have been a lot of iOS 9 leaks over the last few days. So far we have learned that the new iOS will allegedly support older devices such as the iPhone 4s, add a new "Home" app for HomeKit intergration and finally bring transit directions to the Maps app. 9to5Mac sources have also confirmed today that the rumored iPhone 6s will feature the same Force Touch technology as the Apple Watch, MacBooks and MacBook Pros.

According to the report, Apple has already made iOS 9 "Force Touch-ready" and is "working to let developers integrate Force Touch into App Store apps." Force Touch will make it easier for iPhone owners to to utilize some features, like dropping pins in Map, but it will not be a required action like it is on the Apple Watch. It is also likely that the technology will be coming to the next-generation iPad models when they're released later this year.

Force Touch on the Retina MacBooks and MacBook Pros allow users to "Force click" by applying more pressure to their trackpad. The technology will replace the long-press action used on iOS devices.

iOS 9 will reportedly add two user requested features to the iPad -- multitasking or split-screen apps and multi-user log-ins. The dual-app viewing mode is another feature on a long list of improvements that Apple pulled before WWDC 2014 because they were not ready for a public release. According to "sources briefed on the plans," Apple will finally offer split-screen apps in iOS 9, but the new feature will not be mentioned at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 8.