iPhone XR What’s the difference between Haptic vs 3D Touch?

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  1. Untapped Potential macrumors member

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    I want the XR but I realize that I use 3D Touch (peep and pop in photo gallery, on app icons to bring up options menu) a lot. Does haptic touch offer similar functionality, or is it similar to the outcome of toggling off the 3D function?
     
  2. Renho macrumors 68000

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    I use that ALOT for peeping into insta photos. That will go away!
     
  3. ericg301 macrumors 65816

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    From what I’ve seen on YouTube, none of that works on Xr outside of launching the camera and flashlight from the lock screen.
     
  4. Glockworkorange macrumors 68000

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    My understanding it Haptic Touch is just a physical "bump" when long pressing.

    If you want 3D Touch features, this phone doesn't have them.
     
  5. Squeak825 macrumors 6502

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    That’s not true. It works the same way long touches well on iPad
     
  6. nutmac macrumors 601

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    3D Touch is a layer within the screen that detects warpage of the screen as you hard click a portion of the screen. XR removes this layer and instead relies on long press like iPad and phones prior to iPhone 6S did.

    iPhone XR still has the best feature that was introduced with iPhone 7, Taptic Engine. It gives fine grain feedback on the click and Apple has combined Taptic Engine with long press to simulate 3D Touch -- calling it Haptic Touch.
     
  7. JPack macrumors 68040

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    I suspect the reviews coming out next week will be covering this topic.
     
  8. Renho macrumors 68000

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    iPad and XR are very different.. iPad has all that space to add components
     
  9. Arran macrumors 601

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    Haptics is when the phone makes you feel something.
    3D touch is when you make the phone feel something.
     
  10. doboy macrumors 68020

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    None of those will work with haptic touch. It’s pretty much your current iPhone with 3D off plus some haptic sensation in control center and lock screen.
     
  11. ericg301 macrumors 65816

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    There’s no peek and pop. No icon shortcuts.
     
  12. Untapped Potential thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn’t realize how much I used the peek and pop feature.
     
  13. ericg301 macrumors 65816

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    As a test, I turned off 3D Touch on my iPhone 7. I lasted a day.
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Awesome feature, isn’t it? Especially with checking messages, emails and photos, highly convenient to briefly blip open the attachment or text, without even to fully have to open it all together. One of the core reasons why I upgraded to the iPhone XS this year and not the XR, because 3D Touch is that important to me.
     

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