Tim Cook announced the bright new future for Apple on the WWDC stage this week, but one thing being left behind is 3D Touch. The innovative and magical feature that was set to revolutionize the iPhone user interface was never fully integrated into the family, now it’s time to exorcise it.
Apple CEO Tim Cook presents the keynote address during Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California on June 3, 2019. (Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small/AFP/Getty Images)
Getty 3D Touch was a cute little gimmick that helped create an air of magic around the iPhone 6S launch in 2015, which was little more than a spec bump over the iPhone 6. With the iPhone 6 still being supported by iOS (at least until the 1.0 release of iOS 13 later this year) 3D Touch has never had the chance to become an established part of the UI.
In essence 3D Touch was dead on arrival. Because it was a new feature, developers could not assume that the feature would be present - older iPhones did not have the pressure sensitive layer - so anything that could be activated through 3D Touch had to be available through another part of the UI, or be a unique feature that would be forever untouchable. [Read More]
Published @ June 5, 2019
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