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EDLIU

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I have an iPhone 6 Plus(iOS 12.1.4). The iPhone 6 Plus does not have 3D Touch. But the iOS12 have Press and Hold.

So how is this happening? What's the difference between 3D Touch and Press and Hold?

Thanks.
 

MEJHarrison

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Press and hold is easy to implement and pretty much any modern cellphone can do this. The phone knows when you're touching the screen. It knows when you've let go. If you press and don't let go, it realizes you're doing press and hold. That's basic touch screen technology.

3D Touch requires special hardware to detect how hard someone is pushing against the screen.
 

now i see it

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3D Touch is an example of over engineering something when a much simpler and just as functional method already exists. 3D Touch is on its way out.
 

C DM

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3D Touch is an example of over engineering something when a much simpler and just as functional method already exists. 3D Touch is on its way out.
Possibly, however 3D Touch can also do more than Haptic Touch (or basically long press).
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I have an iPhone 6 Plus(iOS 12.1.4). The iPhone 6 Plus does not have 3D Touch. But the iOS12 have Press and Hold.

So how is this happening? What's the difference between 3D Touch and Press and Hold?

Thanks.
They work differently and while some things that they can do can be similar, there are other things that 3D Touch can do that can't really be done with Haptic Touch (or long press/touch and hold).
 
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EDLIU

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Quote From The Web:

Haptic Touch - In the Accessibility settings, iPhone XR users will find a new Haptic Touch menu when running iOS 12.1.1 or later. As a reminder, Haptic Touch is the brand name Apple gave to its combination of long press and haptic vibration, which serves as a substitute for some 3D Touch capabilities on the iPhone XR.

Thanks.
 
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