3D Touch, which made its debut in the iPhone 6s, is a brilliant but under-appreciated piece of screen technology. 3D Touch can now be used to preview and interact with a wide range of notification, from the Lock screen, to Notification Center, to in-app. However, just a few generations later, Apple’s pressure-sensitive screen technology might be on its way out the door.
Possible Reasons Apple Won’t Use 3D Touch
According toMacrumors, 2019’s flagship iPhones would presumably be the successors to this year’s two rumored high-end OLED models, which will use the same screen technology as the iPhone X. That still leaves the third rumored model, which is supposed to look like a larger version of the iPhone X with a cheaper LCD screen. With this new technology, Apple will add a thin-film sensor to the touch film sensor included in the CGS, but the purpose of the new layer is unknown. It will, however, lead to a 15 percent increase in the cost of the touch panel, resulting in a higher purchase price of $30.03 to $33.94.
In order to offset the cost of the new display it plans to use, someone believes that Apple will remove the 3D Touch functionality on the 6.1-inch iPhone, which would be a curious move as 3D Touch is well-integrated throughout the operating system that runs on the iPhone at this point.
Because Apple plans to incorporate the CGS display technology into future iPhones, including OLED models starting in 2019, 3D Touch could potentially be removed from all future iPhones.
Aside from that, in the years since it was set in iPhone 6, the feature really hasn’t caught on. Even more serious is that iPhone owners don’t seem to have found much use in it. And while the tech is still used in the Apple Watch, it has yet to make its way to iPads.
3D Touch was essentially the flagship feature on the iPhone 6S, so this would be a major admission of failure on Apple’s part. Not only that, but it would result in enormous waste of resources — something Apple’s marketing chief told Bloomberg right after the feature launched:
“Engineering-wise, the hardware to build a display that does what [3D Touch] does is unbelievably hard,” says Phil Schiller, Apple’s marketing chief. “And we’re going to waste a whole year of engineering — really, two — at a tremendous amount of cost and investment in manufacturing if it doesn’t do something that [people] are going to use. If it’s just a demo feature and a month later nobody is really using it, this is a huge waste of engineering talent.”
Will 3D Touch Be Removed?
Although there is big chance to drop 3D touch, it’s too early to get into a deep dive on 3D Touch’s failures since it’s still entirely possible that the rumors are partly or entirely wrong. Apple could have built the tech into new iPhones through some other method that these analysts’ sources are missing, or the models could be getting mixed up so that some phones have it but others don’t. Apple’s next iPhones should be announced in mid-September. We’ll see if any of the new models are missing the screen tech.
Aside from the issue about whether the new iPhone will have the 3D touch, another concerned issue is that whether the new iPhone have sufficient battery capacity. The fact is that although fast charging is widely used in Android system, Apple still hasn’t applied it. So it would be a necessary step to take a power bank with your new iPhone. Here we recommend you Zendure Slim 18W PD 10000 Power Bank Silver. First let’s see some details about it:
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