Other 3D Touch absolutely rocks, right?

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  1. Bobby dazzler macrumors member

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    Why remove 3D Touch from all future iPhones when it’s such a good feature?

    Does anyone else use it at least once every day to accurately reposition the cursor in a screen of text? I do!

    I am going to miss this obviously undervalued feature.

    Is it because everyone I know with iPhone 6s onwards doesn’t even know 3D Touch is there?

    I just hope they make the replacement work better than the quasi equivalent they have on the Xr.

    Pity!
     
  2. I7guy macrumors Core

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    Yeah pity. It seems to be somewhat true, many people don't know it's there. But then again, many people do not know that you can clear all tabs under safari by long pressing the double paper icon either.

    But if it's true and not replaced with some equivalent, then I too will miss it. The problem is I nearly crack the screen on non-touch id phones.
     
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  4. alpi123 macrumors 6502a

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    It sometimes doesn't work for me, it could be from the screen protector, but I find it very useful. Definitely different than having to just long press. I like feeling the "touch".
     
  5. JoeyD74 macrumors 6502

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    It’s a great feature, not sure why they would ditch it.
     
  6. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    I’m a big fan of 3D Touch. I feel like it’s not a feature you notice but use often enough to enjoy that it’s there. I hope they don’t remove it as I would be pretty :mad::mad::mad:
     
  7. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    Android... Gboard... Move using the space bar :rolleyes:
     
  8. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    Well I’ll be damned. You learn something new everyday.
     
  9. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    It does rock, I use it everyday. But Apple wants to pass on the cost savings to its customers...;)
     
  10. cableguy84 macrumors 65816

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    I use 3d touch pretty much every time i interact with my phone. Another reason to keep the 8 plus.
     
  11. FFR macrumors 601

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    Why do you think apple is going to remove 3D Touch?
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    That might be truer than you know, LOL! :D

    I say that because people bitched that the 6s/6s+ battery was smaller than the one in the 6/6+. That was because Apple needed room for the additional thickness of the screen because it included 3D Touch.

    So, getting rid of 3D Touch would reduce the thickness of the screen…thus passing on savings to you the customer! ;)
     
  13. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    I don’t use it much but can see the appeal for sure
     
  14. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    Never used it once. Won't miss it at all.
     
  15. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    We can only hope! lol

    If I recall correctly though, the 6s's battery was smaller because of the inclusion of the taptic engine, while the additional thickness was for 3D Touch like you mentioned. Or I suppose it could have been a combination of both.
     
  16. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    Then they should have made the phone 2mm thicker and got rid of the dumb camera bump
     
  17. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    :D :D

    Totally agree. I waited for that bump to go away. It's only gotten worse and the iPhone 11 looks to be the worst yet on that score.

    We (my wife and I) moved to Google Pixels last Monday. Got tired of waiting.
     
  18. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000

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    I use it often. The whole moving cursor thing is annoying and not super easy when trying to use it without 3D Touch. This gives me another reason to keep my iPhone X. Hopefully they continue to support it for existing devices.
     
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  20. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    Switched in January to a Note 9, currently on a OnePlus 7 Pro and loving it... Check it out if you love your pixels
     
  21. Bobby dazzler thread starter macrumors member

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    It seems to be confirmed as being dropped on all future iPhones.
    There’s an article on this on the front page of macrumours...
     
  22. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
  23. Smartass macrumors 65816

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    Lets rather talk about heptic touch and how ****** it is when you need to move the Music slider on a lock screen to certain desired time. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE! It will always jump 20-30 seconds to the left or to the right!
    3D touch at least dont give you that kinds of crap.
     
  24. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    I do like it and use it a lot...but I imagine Apple is going this way to decrease the manufacturing cost of the phones.
     
  25. FFR macrumors 601

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    You mean the Barclays analyst that also claimed apple would release a HomePod mini?

    That’s not much of a confirmation.
     

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