A new Digitimes report once again claims that Apple is planning to remove 3D Touch from its iPhone 11 lineup this year.
This is not the first time that we are heard about Apple ditching 3D Touch from its 2019 iPhone 11 lineup. Today’s report is based on inputs from various Apple suppliers.
Adding further credence to rumors is the fact that Apple has already started laying the groundwork in iPadOS 13 and iOS 13 to ensure that not all iPhones will support 3D Touch. Apple has removed Quick Actions and the ability to ‘Peek’ into links in Safari, mails, messages, and more.
Apple first introduced 3D Touch with the iPhone 6s in September 2015. Since then, it has kept the feature on all iPhones it has launched barring the iPhone SE and the iPhone XR both of which were budget-oriented.
If Apple does indeed remove 3D Touch from its 2019 iPhone 11 lineup, we will likely see the company further expand on Quick Actions which has been available on iPhone XR since last year.
The removal of 3D Touch from 2019 iPhone 11 would mean Apple’s supplier like TPK and GIS would not make as much money as previous years. This is because without 3D Touch, the touch module of the 2019 iPhones would be relatively less complex to manufacture.
Despite Apple strongly promoting 3D Touch, it has not really become popular among consumers. Apart from first-party apps from Apple, third-party developers never really jumped on the 3D Touch bandwagon.
Will you be disappointed if Apple ends up ditching 3D Touch on the 2019 iPhone 11? Or do you rarely use the feature and hardly find it useful?