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Apple to remove 3D Touch on 2019 iPhone XI

enero 28, 2020

iphone xi iphone 11 iconFour years after the launch of 3D Touch as the main novelty of the iPhone 6s, the pressure sensitivity function on the touch screen seems to be in the hot seat.

Friday, the Barclays analyst "confirmed" that 3D Touch would be removed in all 2019 iPhones, as is already the case for the iPhone XR. We talked about iPhone SE 2 and iPhone 5G, but not iPhone 11.

Haptic Touch for iPhone XI?

To compensate, Apple had replaced 3D Touch with Haptic Touch on the iPhone XR in order to create an edge-to-edge LCD screen on the device. Haptic Touch is simply a marketing name for long press, combined with a haptic feedback from the Taptic Engine.

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Why remove the 3D Touch?

But why is Apple removing 3D Touch from the next generation of iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max, so what is capable of integrating this functionality into OLED screens without problems? Especially since Haptic Touch is limited and does not allow as many things as 3D Touch like peek and pop or fast actions on apps. Not to mention some games that take advantage of this technology to improve controls.

We can imagine several avenues such as reducing production costs, too little use and the need to refine the new iPhones.

Now remains to confirm all of this, a hypothesis that has grown since the first rumors last January.

Confirmation in iOS 13?

Maybe we will see some clues that 3D Touch will disappear entirely in iOS 13 on Monday during the WWDC 2019 speech.