Published: Sun, April 29, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Kristin Zimmerman

Apple Is Done With 3D Touch, Says Trusted Analyst

Apple Is Done With 3D Touch, Says Trusted Analyst

Apple introduced 3D touch with iPhone 6s and while the company marketed it as an innovative product, it was nothing more than a gimmick.

The current rumor is about the 6.1 "version of the iPhone, which will receive an LCD, which will be the cheapest version, which is expected in the autumn together with two OLED models, and there may also be a successor to the iPhone SE; it could be announced in the spring".

The rumored 6.1-inch iPhone for 2018 won't have 3D Touch functionality.

KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst with a successful track record of past predictions, suggested a 6.1-inch iPhone may be on the way with a lot of the 5.65 inch iPhone X's features - but at a cheaper price. That new display will as far as anyone knows raise expenses to amongst $23 and $26, driving Kuo to foresee that since Apple's new display module is more costly, it may surrender 3D Touch features to adjust costs. As reported, the 3D Touch elimination on this particular model may be just the beginning and by the starting of the year 2019, the functionality might be eliminated from all of the iPhone models. Several users remarked that they do not even use the feature and the last time they would have used it would have been out of an accident.

The 3D feature is equally liked and hated. However, in the case of 3D Touch, reportedly no other company has managed to get what Apple did. This model will have a new type of display, he said, one that uses what's called Cover Glass Sensor technology instead of having touch sensors built into the display itself. However, Kuo reports that Apple will continue to support this feature on high-end iPhones for at least a year before dropping it completely.

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