Do you miss 3D Touch?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Tymmz, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. Tymmz macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2005
    Title says it all, do you guys miss 3D Touch on your iPad?
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Not a bit. Only time I used it was by accident. I am afraid it never caught on with me.
  3. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2005
    I use it with most of the apps that offer 3D Touch functionality. I'm fairly reluctant to get an iPad and have to give up this feature.
  4. ericwn macrumors 68000

    Apr 24, 2016
    If it is bothering you, then you could use Apple's return policy to bring the iPad back. In my opinion it's worth trying it out for yourself.
  5. Ukagr macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2017
    I use it all the time on my iPhone. It's become so second nature that I find myself trying to use it on my iPad.

    My main use for 3D Touch is to control the cursor when editing/typing text. So I just use the two finger tap on my iPad to move it around.

    I don't guess I miss it but I would love to see 3D Touch on Ipad.
  6. nybear31 macrumors newbie


    Oct 14, 2012
    Albany, NY
    I'm not sure 3D Touch makes sense on the iPad because of the way we hold and iPhone vs iPad. But I sure do miss it when I want to place the cursor in a specific spot :)
  7. Ffosse macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
    What's worse is that the new iPads don't have capacitive home buttons.
  8. kazmac macrumors 603


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    THIS ^.

    Never use it on my iP7+ and I think I shut it off on my iPhone 6s too.

    also, could 3D touch intefer with how the display and Pencil work with each other? (I wouldn't know, just asking.)
  9. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2005
    Good idea. I might do this.

    Didn't know about the two finger app tap.

    I probably would find it very frustrating trying to quickly jump to a conversation in iMessage or straight to the search field in IMDB to only find out it's not achievable on an iPad.
  10. Act3 macrumors 68000

    Sep 26, 2014
    Why is it worse?

    And to respond to the OP original question. I have iPad air 2 and a 6s. I do not miss 3D touch at all on my iPad.
  11. badmojo69 macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Every time I need to dismiss several days of notifications. I wish apple would fix the way notifications are grouped.
  12. Act3 macrumors 68000

    Sep 26, 2014
    All they need to do is implement a long press to clear all notifications, kind of like long pressing to close all open tabs in safari.
  13. yegon, Jul 2, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2017

    yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    I use it quite a lot when launching apps, quite handy for getting straight to a specific function.

    Starting new mail, opening new tab, shortcut to phone calls etc. Nothing that couldn't be done with a long press (if it didn't start the wiggle), but still.

    Oddly, I never miss it on my iPad for some reason.
  14. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I don't miss 3D Touch particularly, but do miss the haptic feedback from my iPhone 7 you get when scrolling through timer wheels and the like. Feels much less 'real', if that makes sense. Also I definitely prefer the capacitive home button to the iPad's mechanical.
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I use 3D Touch all the time on my iPhone. That said, I think one of the requested features I see for the iPad is 3D Touch. The reason I see it as useful is it would at create a quicker shortcut to access specific parts of the application quicker, versus opening the whole application and having to navigate through the application across a larger display.
  16. Ffosse macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
    It's a jarring experience going from the button on the iPhone 7 to the iPad button - they should both be the same.
  17. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    I really don't. Although I use 3D Touch quite a bit on my 7, I don't have much of a desire to have it on my Mini 4.
  18. lyngo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2007
    A "jarring experience?" Just my opinion but that sounds a little bit extreme. It is different, certainly, but not jarring. In fact, because of gestures on the iPad, I hardly ever touch the home button or need to!

    Turning iPad on it wakes with the opening of the Smart Cover and I place my thumb on the home button to read my thumb and unlock the device. I don't even press down on it! Hardly "jarring" in my experience.
  19. Ffosse, Jul 2, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2017

    Ffosse macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
    I find that I do need to press down on it after opening the Smart Cover (it displays "press home to open" once it's unlocked) unlike the capacitive button on the iPhone. It just feels old-fashioned having to physically press the home button.

    Given all the high tech specs, I wonder why Apple didn't add the new button on the Pro.
  20. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    Definitely one of the big misses on the iPad. I find that there a few specific things where 3D touch is very useful on the iPhone (which are perhaps very personal). In my case, for example the ability to reply to a text on the home screen. Not having them on iPad is very annoying.
  21. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    I miss it
    Going from watch to iPhone to iPad muscle memory
    Is touch schizophrenia
  22. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Yep same here. Use that functionality daily on my iPhone 7.
  23. HPLouis macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2010
    There are little things I want before I get a new iPad. I want 3D Touch, the capacitive home button and matte black. Since the 10.5 didn't have those, I'm keeping the 9.7 in hopes of getting those in the new future.

    But, here's the problem I know I'm going to face. When the new iPhone comes out, it'll have features I want in a new iPad. Then I'll be waiting for that too. It's a never ending cycle.
  24. robbietop macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2017
    Good Ol' US of A
    I thought they had brought 3D Touch to the iPad by now. It would be the perfect Option-Click/Right-Click! I MISS YOU 3D TOUCH
  25. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    Yes, I miss it for only one function. The ability to move the cursor anywhere while typing. I catch myself pressing down on the screen trying to move the cursor almost everyday while using the iPad.

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