It’s Official: Apple Has Killed Off 3D Touch From Its iPhones
Several years ago when Apple launched the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, they introduced a new hardware feature in the form of 3D Touch which brought pressure-sensitive displays to smartphones. It sounded promising in theory, but it was quickly shown that it was more exciting in theory than in practice.
New Report ‘Confirms’ 3D Touch Will Be Removed From All iPhone 11 Models
3D Touch is admittedly a rather underused feature of Apple’s iPhones. It was meant to be a revolutionary feature where it introduced the concept of pressure-sensitive display to smartphones. However, the fact that it was hard to find and wasn’t always so obvious, it ended up being very underused.
iOS 13 Confirms That 3D Touch Will Be Removed From Future iPhones
According to some very persistent rumors, Apple could be removing 3D Touch from its future iPhones. It turns out that those rumors could be true because according to reports, those who have gotten their hands on the beta version of iOS 13 have discovered evidence to suggest that 3D Touch has indeed been removed from future handsets.
3D Touch Could Be Eliminated In 2019’s iPhones
One of the features Apple introduced to its iPhones a few years ago was 3D Touch. This is an expansion of its Force Touch technology found on the Apple Watch, which also made its way into the trackpads of its MacBook family of laptops. However, admittedly the tech never quite took off on the iPhone, so much so that it could be eliminated for good starting this year.
2019 iPhones May No Longer Feature 3D Touch
According to the rumors for the 2018 iPhones, Apple is said to be doing away with 3D Touch for the 6.1-inch LCD model, presumably to help keep costs down. However it appears that this exclusion could be a hint for the future because according to a report from Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, it could signify the end of 3D Touch as we know it.
Apple’s Rumored 6.1-inch iPhone Won’t Come With 3D Touch
One of the iPhone features that isn’t mentioned as much these days is 3D Touch. For those unfamiliar, 3D Touch is a pressure-sensitive display on Apple’s newer iPhones that lets users do more with a single press, but it’s safe to say that the feature did not really take off the way that Apple had hoped.
Facebook Messenger Gets 3D Touch Support On iPhone 6S
Facebook first updated its main application with support for the 3D Touch feature of the iPhone 6S. It had said back then that it would take some time for similar functionality to arrive for Facebook Messenger, which is now an important service in its own right and not just a standalone app for keeping in touch with your friends and family. Two months before Apple is scheduled to launch the […]
Android N May Not Have '3D Touch' Support At Launch
It was reported last month that Google is working on adding support for “3D Touch” in Android. We expected that the company would unveil support for native pressure sensing displays in Android N at the Google I/O 2016 developers conference earlier this month but a new report suggests that the feature won’t be ready in time and that Android N is going to have support for it at launch.
Apple Patent Hints At Liquidmetal, 3D Touch-like Home Button
If there is one thing that we’re sure many iPhone users will be happy to do without, it would be the handset’s home button. This is probably one of the most used components of the phone which is why it tends to fail first which can be pretty annoying. However it seems that a recent patent has suggested that Apple could be working to change that.
Meizu Pro 6 To Get 3D Touch?
3D Touch (or 3D Force touch, or whatever monikers that are attached to the same idea) happens to be a feature that is limited to a handful of devices, and most of these devices happen to be flagship models to boot (for obvious reasons), which means the likes of the alleged 4” iPhone 5se would miss out on it. Having said that, Meizu’s upcoming flagship device, the Meizu Pro 6, […]
Alleged 4-inch iPhone Photo Confirms Missing 3D Touch Feature
There are rumors that have been circulating suggesting that Apple might return to making 4-inch iPhones again. The device in question is called the iPhone SE, or the iPhone Pro, or the iPhone 5se, depending on which rumor you’re subscribing to. There have been rumored specs about the upcoming device, and one of those rumors has indicated that it will not feature 3D Touch.
Apple Sued Over Haptic Feedback Technology
One of the new features Apple introduced to the Apple Watch and the iPhone 6s is Force Touch/3D Touch technology, where upon pressing hard on the screen will elicit a different command/function. However it seems that one company by the name of Immersion thinks that Apple’s Force Touch/3D Touch features have infringed upon its patents.
Apple Patent Hints At 3D Touch Home Button
It has long been rumored that Apple could eventually get rid of the physical home button. The home button has existed on pretty much every iPhone out there, although to Apple’s credit they have improved upon it over the years and have made it a lot more durable than what it used to be.
Google App Update Uses 3D Touch To Generate Trivia
Apple’s 3D Touch on the iPhones is useful for shortcuts. For the most part a lot of these shortcuts are functional, but recently it seems that Google has come up with a rather novel way of using the feature. In a recent update to its Google search app on iOS, Google has used 3D Touch to turn its app into a trivia button.
SoundHound Updated With YouTube Playback, 3D Touch Support
Ever hear that song on radio or in a cafe that you love, but don’t know the name? Thankfully if you have a smartphone, there are apps like SoundHound that lets you figure it out. For those unfamiliar, it basically uses your smartphone’s microphone to listen to what’s being played, and then tries to match it with a database to give you your results.
iOS 9.3 Adds More Features To 3D Touch
iOS 9.3 is expected to be a pretty major update that will add a fair number of new features to Apple’s mobile operating system, but more importantly for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners, you will be pleased to learn that 3D Touch will also be getting more functional as Apple will be adding more functions to the feature as well.
iPad Air 3 Not Expected To Get 3D Touch Display
As we’re about to enter the new year capital market analysts are already making their predictions about how some of the biggest companies on the planet will perform in 2016. A Morgan Stanley analyst has already predicted that Apple is going to see a decline in iPhone sales in the coming year, while another well known Apple analyst expects that the iPad Air 3 is not going to get the […]
WhatsApp For iOS Updated With 3D Touch And More
It’s great that Apple didn’t decide to make developers wait for tapping into the 3D Touch technology that it introduced with iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. The 3D Touch technology enables the display to ascertain how much force has been applied in the tap and then the device decides to respond accordingly. This enables new input methods and developers have been making full use of the opportunity this affords them.
Chrome For iOS Gets 3D Touch Support
Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers out there and since many of us use multiple devices these days it’s common to use a browser of choice across all of those devices. If your browser of choice happens to be Google Chrome and you own an iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus then you’ll be delighted to find out that a beta version of Chrome for iOS has […]
Apple Supplier Thinks 3D Touch Still Needs A Few More Years
It is safe to say that the biggest new feature Apple introduced with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is 3D Touch. For those unfamiliar with the feature, basically this introduced a pressure-sensitive display to the phone, in which pressing harder will result in a different action compared to just tapping on the screen.This opens up a wide-range of possibilities in terms of functionality and convenience, and also what apps […]