Apple introduced 3D Touch four years ago on the iPhone 6s and has since become an important part of almost all subsequent iPhone models. But this year can no longer be the case.
Say Hello to Haptic Touch
It was rumored before that Apple is expecting to remove from all 3D Touch from all 2019 iPhones and the Barclay’s latest research note verifies the information stating that 3D Touch will be removed from all iPhone 11 models this September. Instead, Apple will use its Haptic Touch system, which essentially corresponds to a long press with haptics.
Previously, Apple has removed the 3D Touch from last year’s iPhone XR in the hope of creating an edge-to-edge LCD display. But for the company’s premium models, it has been shown that it is able to create edge-to-edge panels in combination with the feature, so it is not clear right now because the 3D Touch will be removed. However, it may have something to do with the company’s plans for future devices.
According to recent reports, Apple’s iPhone 2020 line will feature a Touch ID implementation for all screens that will complement the company’s existing Face ID technology. It remains to be seen how this will interfere with Apple screens, but its combination with 3D Touch could be potentially difficult. If this is the case, the elimination this year could simply be an effort to prepare consumers.
Returning to the company’s 3D Touch replacement, Apple could announce some updates next week along with the introduction of iOS 13. After all, Haptic Touch is largely inferior because it is limited to fewer places and is not compatible with Quick Actions app menus, or Peek and Pop to preview the content.
The iPhone 11 will bring other hardware and software upgrades
Accompanying the above changes should be a variety of other hardware changes. Specifically, it is expected that the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Max and the iPhone 11R have larger batteries, respectively up to 3.322 mAh, 3.650 mAh, and 3.089 mAh. These should be combined with reverse wireless charging, a feature previously found in the Galaxy S10 and in the Huawei P30, and one that should load AirPods and Apple Watch units when placed on an iPhone 11 unit.
As previously reported, it is said that the iPhone 11 trio also includes dual audio support. This feature has existed for some years but has not yet been used in Apple devices. It allows you to transmit audio through two Bluetooth devices at the same time. Furthermore, as it will presumably be included in iOS 13 natively, it could pave the way for older devices that date back to the iPhone 8 series.
While talking about iOS 13, it is worth noting that this software update is expected to also bring new important features. The biggest and most awaited is the dedicated dark mode that will invert the colors and will depend a lot on dark grays instead of deep OLEDs. This should be combined with updated animations and an updated widget panel on the left of the main screen.
All this must be accompanied by updates for a wide range of apps. These include iMessage, which will get compatibility with the profile image and the display name, Keyboard, which seems to be ready to receive support for typing while scrolling through the keys and an updated version of Safari that will integrate a new download manager
It is also said that receiving updates are Maps, Reminders, and Health. Finally, it appears that an improved Screen Time feature has been developed along with updated Books and Mail apps and a totally new app that combines Find My iPhone and Find My Friends into One.
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