Apple added 3D Touch to the iPhone lineup, starting with the iPhone 6S. The feature never took off, it was morely seen as a gimmick. It can be quite useful at times as it acts like a right click of a mouse on the iPhone. The future of 3D Touch is quite uncertain amid leaked reports of Apple’s upcoming phones.
The 3D feature is equally liked and hated. It has become an important part of the iPhone at-least for me; I use it a lot. However, new reports about the next iPhone suggest that a version of the iPhone 11 will not support 3D Touch. One of the upcoming iPhone, suggested to be sporting a 6.1 inch display will ditch the feature to lower cost of the display panel so as to lower the overall price of the phone.
If the reports are true, then the 6.1 inch iPhone will be the first phone from Apple since the iPhone 6S (except the iPhone SE) to not include 3D Touch. Earlier, Kuo, a noted Apple analyst, also reported that one of the upcoming iPhone will ditch the feature.
According to MacRumors and a Chinese website named Feng, the new 6.1 inch iPhone will be using a newer type of display which will increase the price of the panel heavily. Reportedly, the newer display will cost somewhere between $23 and $26 higher. To keep the costs low, Apple might ditch 3D Touch.
Other reports also suggest that Apple will ditch 3D Touch from all of its phone starting from 2019. Also noted that, the company plans to use Cover Glass Sensor technology to improve the iPhones’ rigidity and also to make them lighter. To top it off, Apple could be developing a new gesture based set of controls following the iPhone X’s suite as replacement to the 3D Touch.