IPhone 11 will ditch 3D Touch to reduce costs

29 April, 2018, 00:43 | Author: Sergio Cook
  • New screen tech may mean the end of 3D Touch on one of this year's new iPhones

The iPhone's 3D Touch feature, which enables gestures based on how much pressure is used when tapping the screen, may not be the most popular or useful thing about the device, but it's become well ingrained throughout iOS since its debut on the iPhone 6s in 2015.

The other two iPhone models are expected to release in 2018 -the 5.8-inch OLED iPhone and the 6.5-inch OLED smartphone which might be realised as an iPhone X Plus will still continue with the 3D Touch functionality. The benefit of this new technology is that it will make the iPhone's display lighter and more resistant to impact. So, for this expensive display upgrade, the company might ditch the 3D Touch feature in order to balance out the costs. According to Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, he has outlined some new details regarding the upcoming LCD version in his new report. Approximately, it will range in the $23-$26 price range, so as a result, this model could be sold for a higher price when it is getting announced during the month of September.

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The update predicts that Apple will utilize that new CGS display on all new iPhone models in 2019, and that 3D Touch might be rejected from iPhones through and through later on. As a user, you won't be able to use the apps which provide support for 3D Touch. It's a very complex and compelling technology that uses special sensors integrated with the iPhone's display.

Apple spent five years developing 3D Touch on its newer iPhone models. It most probably may not be that the rivals of Apple were not capable of copying the 3D Touch, but they may have simply understood that the technology is particularly not useful.

Kuo also claims that this may just be the beginning of Apple's 3D Touch phase-out.

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