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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 […]
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.
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.
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, […]
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.
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.
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.
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.