Other Apple, please don't get rid of 3D Touch

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JWATT, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. JWATT macrumors member

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    I used it a lot when I first got 7+ but forgot about it until brought up that it was likely being removed in future models. I just confirmed a Facebook friend request from my lockscreen, that is the coolest **** ever to me. I think it especially comes in handy with the lockscreen as it barely is a shortcut for opening portions of most apps.

    Maybe if y'all promoted it more, we would remember to use it. Done.
     
  2. Baldilocks macrumors 6502

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    You can get the same functionality without the actual 3D Touch technology though. Long press works just as well.
     
  3. jun180 macrumors regular

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    Agreed. I hope they get rid of the 3D Touch hardware and replace it with more battery capacity
     
  4. JWATT thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you have a video showing? I don't know what that is.
     
  5. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    I'm with OP.

    I do find 3D Touch useful and use it every day.

    Been meaning to send an email to Apple.
     
  6. Baldilocks macrumors 6502

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    It's the same thing but without a 3D touch sensing layer. You just long press an icon and you get the same list as you would with 3D touch. It's what Android does.
     
  7. Surf Monkey, Sep 22, 2018
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    Long press is different.

    I agree with the OP. I use 3D Touch all the time. I’d be very unhappy if it went away.

    EDIT: go to the feedback page and tell Apple to keep it. I did.

    https://www.apple.com/feedback/
     
  8. JWATT thread starter macrumors member

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    How do you long press? I'm not understanding how it's different.
     
  9. Baldilocks macrumors 6502

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    You touch the icon and then hold until the menu pops up. Just like 3D touch actions on icons.
     
  10. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    That would be a minuscule trade off. What apple needs to do if they want to add battery capacity is stop making their phones so thin. Adding some thickness would give us more battery life and no camera bump.
     
  11. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    Let’s see you peek and pop using long press
     
  12. djkinetic macrumors regular

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    3d touch is gone and thank God it's a glorified long press with haptic feedback...it's completely unnecessary tech that adds to the cost of manufacturing an iPhone..apple for once admitting they got it wrong.
     
  13. iPad Air macrumors regular

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    I think many forget the application of 3D Touch in gaming, I’m assuming it’s a widely used in that realm? A strong example is steering sensitivity determined by your left and right thumb pressure on the screen in “Impossible Road”... I want to keep 3D Touch, stripping that layer of input seems like it would leave a lot of people stranded that use it and in many cases forget that they are using that function, becoming a useful way to shortcut to things.
     
  14. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    Why is the XR supposedly missing some of the 3DTouch features then? Moving the cursor using the haptic feedback on the keyboard is perhaps it’s most useful aspect.
     
  15. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    The same way you delete icons from the home screen but somehow it would replicate 3DTouch instead.
     
  16. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    Things people who never really used the feature say.
     
  17. doboy macrumors 68020

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    They just don’t understand technology :) Just cause they don’t know how to use it they assume it’s unnecessary for everyone else.
     
  18. martin2345uk macrumors 6502a

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    You can do the cursor thing on iOS 12 without 3D Touch.
     
  19. redheeler macrumors 604

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    3D Touch still has the potential to add useful functionality that can't be reproduced any other way, in games for example, even if a simple long-press can replace it some of the time.

    Getting rid of it has no benefit to the product, and Apple likely won't be passing on the cost savings to the consumer either (case in point: an iPhone XR without 3D Touch in 2018 costs $100 more than an iPhone 6s with 3D Touch in 2015).
     
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  21. doboy macrumors 68020

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    Honestly, don’t think Apple will get rid of it. Now, it’s just a feature to upsell on more expensive devices for ppl like me who want the 3D Touch.
     
  22. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    What's this "Haptic Touch" supposed to be? & is it able to do everything 3D Touch does??
     
  23. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    Or moving the cursor and selecting text at the same time
     
  24. JCCL macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing I use 3D touch for is to turn on the flashlight from lock screen in my IPhone X and now my XS Max. I’m sure they could figure out another way
     
  25. redheeler macrumors 604

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    Presumably that it supports the haptic feedback (the slight shudder it makes when 3D Touching on something) using the iPhone's Taptic Engine introduced alongside 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s, but with long-presses instead of 3D Touch.
     

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