Have you ever used it?
While Apple is likely introducing a new iPhone only by September, there’s already a plethora of rumors surrounding the company’s next flagship device. There’s news about bigger screens, including a new 6.1-inch screen for a rumored third model of the iPhone X (a new iPhone X and a larger iPhone X Plus are in the works).
But this new screen for the supposedly cheaper iPhone X will no longer feature 3D Touch. It was explained that a new technology will be implemented on the display, which would require the pressure layer to be removed, which disables the pressure-sensitive display required by 3D Touch.
Which brings us to the question if iPhone users are actually using 3D Touch. The feature debuted with the iPhone 6S a couple of years back offered extra menu options and you press harder on the screen.
Apple also offered an SDK for iOS so developers can take advantage of the feature and while some have utilized it, many don’t seem to be interested in it. I’ve asked a couple of iPhone users if they use 3D Touch, and answers range from ‘No’ to ‘I don’t even know that existed’.
It could be possible that Apple is moving away from 3D Touch – unless they manage to introduce a new way of using 3D Touch.
We’d probably know more by the time WWDC comes this June so stay tuned.