At the 2019 new product launch today, Apple detailed the features of the iPhone 11 and Pro series of smartphones, but the company seems to have completely cut off the 3D Touch function. Apple Insider pointed out that this is because the company has decided to replace the 3D Touch touch experience with the Haptic Touch touch solution. Apple said that Haptic Touch can help users complete tasks faster, such as taking a self-portrait without launching the camera app.
“Haptic Touch lets you do things faster, like take selfies without launching the Camera app,” Apple says. We specifically flipped through the specifications pages of the iPhone 11 and Pro series and found that Apple is really focusing on the Haptic Touch touch function, and can’t see the 3D Touch.
With the introduction of the iPhone XR in 2018, Haptic Touch does not rely on 3D Touch-like hardware solutions, but rather provides a similar user experience through software solutions. Users can touch and hold UI elements to invoke auxiliary commands, such as the App’s shortcuts and the “Peek and Pop” context menu, without having to call out 3D Touch.
Apple introduced the 3D Touch feature on the iPhone 6S series of smartphones launched in 2015, and then applied the pressure-aware technology on the Apple Watch to the iPhone.