3D Touch was heralded as a next-gen feature that will change the way we interact with our phones, but it’s safe to say that there are probably quite a few iPhone users out there who might have forgotten that the feature even exists. Now it looks like Apple could be considering ditching the feature in at least one future iPhone.
According to a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he claims that Apple will apparently be ditching 3D Touch for the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. This is not the first time that Kuo has made such a prediction, and it is still unclear as to why Apple might be dropping the feature, maybe to keep costs down, or maybe the lack of popularity could be why.
However Kuo also claims that Apple will be using what he calls “Cover Glass Sensor” technology. What this does is that it relocates the iPhone’s touch module from the display panel to the surface glass. The end result is an iPhone with a display that’s lighter and more shock resistant. The downside is that it could cost 15% more, which is one of the reasons why Apple is rumored to ditch 3D Touch for this particular model in order to keep costs down.
He even goes on to suggest that this Cover Glass Sensor technology is expected to be applied to future OLED iPhones in 2019, which means that there is a chance that 3D Touch could be killed off next year. It is possible that Apple is testing the waters with the cheaper iPhone to see how the market reacts, but what do you guys think? Is 3D Touch a feature you’ll miss?
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