Has the 3D Touch App switcher returned? UPDATE: Intentionally removed

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Lion007s, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Lion007s macrumors member

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    I heard it was removed in beta 1 and possibly may have been a bug. Is it back in beta 2?

    It's my favourite way on iOS 10 to switch between apps or pull up multitasking view on my 7 Plus. Love just 3D Touching on the left edge of the screen.
     
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    It was terrible UI, and I believe/hope the removal is intentional. I often triggered it by accident playing games that had controls near the left edge of the screen.
     
  5. robbietop macrumors member

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    They changed the Task Switcher completely. They removed the Home Screen Card and the 3D Touch gesture. Both of which are most likely not coming back, unless they are removed from the Dev Beta/Consumer Alpha for simple bug reasons.

    Apple has a habit, however, of removing features to fit a design spec and completely ignoring all criticism.
    If this is what the UI designers intend, you won't get it back. At least until next year if it is a popular enough feature.
     
  6. PeLaNo macrumors regular

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    It's not that's bad actually. I use that a lot when I do for some research in safari and type some things in note so I can jump back and forth with a single swipe gesture.
     
  7. Lion007s thread starter macrumors member

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    I loved the design, it made the home button irrelevant for me apart from going home! Being able to conveniently swipe back to the previous app or opening the switcher was great! I never accidentally pressed it because it does require a bit of force, I won't be surprised if Apple introduces it on their buttonless iPhone 8....
     
  8. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I would be surprised if it didn't come back in a later beta in some sort of new implementation. Loved that feature.
     
  9. Neblinio macrumors member

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    I used it all the time. I really hope it returns, even if it has to be an option in accessibility settings.
     
  10. LordQ Suspended

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    Yeah, like Group Notifications. I hope those two features return at some point.
     
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    I will stick to iOS 10 on my iPhone 7 Plus if they removed it for good. I hate the new Notification Center / Lockscreen anyway.
     
  12. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a

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    I really want the 3D Touch gesture back...it was my most used, I never once "accidentally" triggered it. Alas, I also wanted group notifications to return...and the Social widget Apple took away with iOS 7
     
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    I used it all the time as well. One of my favorite 3D Touch features. I’d be very very surprised if this is an intention feature deletion. Remember, this was demoed on stage by Craig at the iOS 10 reveal.
     
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  16. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I guess it was deemed unworthy of implementation in iOS 11. Sad day. It was one of the cooler 3DTouch features. RIP.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 30, 2017 ---
    I mean I like the feature but not enough to keep me from upgrading to iOS 11. I’m loving the beta.
     
  17. LosLoco macrumors member

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    This is just plain old stupid. Removing the one 3D Touch feature, that many people actually use. And to further that, a 3D Touch Feature that would make so much sense if the rumors of a iPhone 8 without a home button is true.
     
  18. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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    No big deal. It was on the wrong side for single hand use anyway, so I only used it when I had a jailbreak enabling it on the right border.
     
  19. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    Can't really understand why they'd remove this though I personally always thought it was horrible for this reason

    and it always felt like my 7+ was about to fly out of my hand when I tried to use it
     
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    Thanks for the update. Will stay on 10.3.3 forever then. The new lock screen sucks donky a anyway
     
  21. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    This is incredibly disappointing news for me.

    This is *the* gesture that sold me on 3D touch...a great and speedy feature removed.

    iOS 11 feels slow on 3D touch devices and it's not because of UI lag...
     
  22. scapegoat81 macrumors 6502a

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    This is down right fuggin stupid. UNLESS they implement it in a newer and/or better way. I really can't see them killing this off for good
     
  23. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    I actually did not like the feature at all, nor did I use it. Sucks that they removed for those that did however.

    That being said, the best 3D Touch feature is the trackpad keyboard and if you disagree, you’re wrong. :p
     
  24. stooovie macrumors 6502a

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    Man, if they really removed it for good, that SUCKS dearly. It was my fav 3D Touch feature.
     

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