A lot of people and smartphone enthusiasts were eagerly expecting to see what will the new iPhone SE be capable of. It turns out that Apple once more brings something surprising for its users – the phone features support for Haptic Touch instead of the more widespread 3D Touch.
The addition is a pretty significant one considering that few smartphones are also taking advantage of it. Apple’s flagship lineup from 2019 (iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max) is also featuring the Haptic Touch.
What is Haptic Touch?
Previously, the 3D Touch was working by detecting pressure of the finger touching the display. With Haptic Touch, there’s even less effort needed from the user for controlling his device. The new technology focuses more on how long a user holds his finger on the screen rather than how strong the pressure is.
End of the road for 3D Touch?
Most probably, no. But the technology has officially been eliminated from Apple’s iPhone lineup as the discontinued iPhone 8 was the last Apple phone that supported 3D Touch.
As Apple itself claims, the Haptic Touch technology “lets you do things faster, like take selfies without launching the camera app”. It even offers many functionalities that are very similar to 3D Touch. Therefore, you are unlikely to miss the good old 3D Touch technology completely.
Apple’s engineers seem highly motivated to improve the services and products of the Cupertino-based tech giant even more. iPhone 12 is expected to be Apple’s flagship phone for 2020, even though it may be delayed for several months from its originally scheduled September release. If you haven’t been living in a cave lately, it’s easy to guess the reason for the possible delay: the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But the disease will pass away, and the human drive towards knowledge and technology will live forever.
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