Apple silently killed 3D Touch with the new iPhones and replaced it with a haptic system
- The latest generation of iPhones has phased out the 3D Touch function from Apple
- iPhone 11 and its Pro counterparts will use Haptic Touch unveiled for the first time last year
- A switch will remove the pressure-sensitive commands in previous models
Apple has quietly replaced the pressure-sensitive command function, 3D Touch, in the next round of iPhones.
During a major event this week, Apple announced the next generation of smartphones, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.
While the phones added different new bells and whistles, one feature was noticeably absent in the new device: 3D Touch, a display technology that allowed users to initiate different commands depending on the amount of pressure they use to place objects on their phone & # 39; clicks & # 39 ;.
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Apple's 3D touch has been completed with a current range of iPhones that favor a haptic system without pressure-sensitive commands.
THE IPHONE 11 AT A GLANCE
The new iPhone 11 from Apple offers several improvements over its predecessor, including:
– A new chip. The A13 Bionic is faster and more efficient, which means the battery lasts an hour longer than the iPhone XR.
– A new Ultra Wide camera. With a new camera, users can take wider pictures & # 39; s and & # 39; Night mode & # 39; for photography in low light.
– Slow motion video. Front camera can now record 4K video at 60 frames per second
Instead of 3D Touch, the company has opted for the newer Haptic Touch feature that was first unveiled in 2018 for all of its new devices, which means an unofficial end of technology.
Although substantially similar, MacRumors notes that the Haptic Touch has some important differences compared to its predecessor.
Haptic Touch is not pressure sensitive like the former 3D technology and is activated by a long screen press instead of a sturdy one.
This corresponds to slightly less nuances for users, because unlike 3D Touch, the new haptic system can no longer benefit from multiple levels of functionality.
Previously, users could peek with & # 39; & # 39; and & # 39; pop & # 39; initiate various pressure dependent commands that were not possible via the haptic system.
It is unclear how Apple's newest iOS 13 will now use the standard Haptic Touch system, but according to Apple, technology is positioned as a means to do things faster, such as taking selfies without starting the Camera app. 39 ;.
Apple has already introduced a few new applications for Haptic Touch in its fairly recent iOS 12.1.1, including the ability to communicate with notifications on an iPhone lock screen.
Users can use the feature to bypass the need to unlock their phone for certain things, such as playing a podcast or viewing a notification on social media.
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