3D Touch Side Buttons Incoming?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Haxley, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Haxley macrumors regular

    Haxley

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    In iOS 10, you were able to activate the App Switcher by deep pressing on the left edge of the screen. This feature no longer exists in iOS 11. Could they have gotten rid of it in preparation of virtual volume and lock buttons? Even if so, I don’t think they’ll get rid of the physical buttons just yet, there’d be too much of an uproar. But perhaps the curved edges will act as long button bumpers, locking the device if you deep press anywhere on the right edge, adjusting volume if you deep press anywhere on the left edge. There would be visual animations to go along with the 3D Touch of course. This would aid in their ultimate goal of creating a “single sheet of glass” that can be held in any direction and operate the same; the phone would always know which side the volume rocker should be on. Also, my phone with iOS 11 occasionally glitches and shows the lock screen sideways, just like the iPad can do. Let me know if anyone ever sees the iPhone lock screen upside down too. Perhaps the ability to hold the phone in any orientation, just like the iPad, is coming even for a “smaller” phone. The only hang-up is the speaker/sensor cutout on the ‘top’ in some unverified leaks. But the final schematic/parts leaks are pretty much nonexistent at this point. Right?

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I don't see 3D Touch side buttons being considered. Mainly because it would require some form of Haptic feedback attached to to the Haptic engine. However, I have read discussions where Touch capacative buttons could replace side physical buttons in the future. I'm not an engineer, but to me, that seems more logical for having multiple functions.
     
  3. Haxley thread starter macrumors regular

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    3D touch has haptic feedback and regardless of where on the screen you use it, you can feel it. But I see what you're saying. How would you feel the volume buttons with a phone in your pocket to turn up music? It would have to function entirely differently than a traditional volume rocker. Maybe it could sense when four fingers are on the edge of the display then the volume goes up when the pointer finger deep presses and down when the middle finger deep presses. You could set which side you want your buttons to be on and of course they would change sides as you rotate the phone.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    And the reason I say touch capacitive for the buttons, is this is where I see the AirPods eventually are going to be. Basically, the AirPods will have similar touch capacitive function with sliding your finger up and down the Airpod to control the volume. Versus what we are currently using to adjust the volume was Siri or your iPhone.

    I think eventually the iPhone will be in the same respect, where any physical buttons will be eliminated as the iPhone is currently in the direction of embedding the home button and it's less hardware to make the iPhone more water resistant.

    Perhaps if the iPhone uses touch capacitive buttons, it could require a little more force, so you don't have any inadvertent touches or accidental functions.
     
  5. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    I think the 3D Touch to the app switcher will make a return in a later build.
     
  6. danmart macrumors 6502

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    I hope so; I use that feature all the time
     
  7. Sunny1990, Jun 12, 2017
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    I recently updated my iPhone 7 Plus to iOS 11 developer beta,and the first thing i noticed that there no 3D touch app switcher :mad: i frequently use it a lot, what the hell is this "APPLE" why remove such a useful features,

    Other than this i find iOS 11 to be a decent update,i was wrong before but after updating i am loving it Mainly the New customizable Control Center.i am really hoping that apple my fix the 3D touch app switcher later.
     
  8. Relentless Power, Jun 12, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Can you Please take a screen shot of the current version and model number of your iPhone 7 Plus and post it on this thread to indicate your iPhone 7 Plus Is running iOS 11 beta.
     
  9. Sunny1990, Jun 12, 2017
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    Here it is :)

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    This is how i customize my Control Center

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    Software Up to date :)

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    Here is iOS 11 build No :D
     
  10. Relentless Power, Jun 12, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Lol. You blurred out your model number, serial number, time and capacity. And you said in previous posts that you only use a 4.7 iPhone 7. (Not a Plus). This whole thing seems odd to me.
     
  11. Sunny1990, Jun 13, 2017
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    Why it feels odd!! to you. My iPhone lineup is well known here on macrumors :D
    Let me post it again.
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    Link to the original Post :-

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/what-color-iphone-7-do-you-have.2041228/#post-24485429
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    Still my two iPhones are left
    iPhone 6 serving as Music Player in my SUV back in my home country
    iPhone 4S serving as Music Player in my Sedan here on my new location.
     
  12. Relentless Power, Jun 13, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Yet....You stated this post below. Seems highly odd to me and contradictory. By the way, you're wrong and you don't understand what "Planned Obsolescence" means.


    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/your-thoughts-on-ios-11-with-the-ipad.2049173/#post-24656089

     

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