Another day, another Apple iPhone rumor. This time noted by Ming-Chi Kuo, a KGI Securities analyst and reliable Apple source, Apple is planning on removing the 3D Touch option on its upcoming iPhone models.
According to Kuo’s report obtained by CultofMac, the biggest reason for the removal of the 3D Touch feature is Apple’s plans on introducing the Cover Glass Sensor (CGS for short), a new type of display construction technology. Since the CGS separates the touch sensor from the display, it will be incompatible with 3D Touch, however this will allow Apple to reduce weight and therefore cut production costs on the iPhone.
Kuo expects Apple to fully remove the 3D Touch feature on the forthcoming 6.1-inch iPhone, while the iPhone X’s successor and “Plus” versions will keep the function. Kuo went on to state that all iPhones will move to CGS by 2019.
3D Touch was first introduced back in 2015 with the iPhone 6s, allowing certain gestures based on how much pressure was placed on the screen. Stay tuned for further updates on Apple’s forthcoming flagship devices.