People already have got some light in advance of the three new iPhone models that are expected to be seen in this fall. However, recently some new details have been reported about the upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone, which shows that it apparently might lack the 3D Touch.

The 3D touch technology is possibly the most underrated technologies that Apple has ever developed in the past decade. The 3D Touch is a very compelling and complex technology which makes use of special sensors that are integrated with the Apple iPhone’s display. These sensors are designed in such a way that they are capable of measuring as to how much pressure is applied when the users touch their phone’s display. Then the iOS software of the company could trigger various functions on the basis of the amount of pressure applied. For an instance, clicking lightly on an app icon on the home screen of the iPhone would open the app, but firmly pressing the icon would show up a menu of widgets and shortcuts.

The upcoming 6.1-inch device of Apple reportedly has got an LCD screen instead of OLED. In accordance with Ming-Chi Kuo, the renowned Apple analyst, the handset features a Cover Glass Sensor situated on the surface of the screen of the device, rather than the touch sensors built into the display like the previous phones of the company. This construction could benefit by making the screen of the iPhone stronger and much more resistant to cracking and breaking, which indeed would prove to be a much-required improvement.

The new display supposedly would increase the costs to in between 23 dollars and 26 dollars. So, for this expensive display upgrade, the company might ditch the 3D Touch feature in order to balance out the costs. As reported, the 3D Touch elimination on this particular model may be just the beginning and by the starting of the year 2019, the functionality might be eliminated from all of the iPhone models.

In a certain survey, it was found that most of the iPhone users stated that they would not bother if the 3D Touch feature was removed. Several users remarked that they do not even use the feature and the last time they would have used it would have been out of an accident. Nevertheless, a small number of 3D Touch users were found to yet swear by the feature, remarking as to how useful it is especially at the time of using the keyboard in iOS that could be pressed to call up a cursor for simpler text editing.

Whenever Apple develops any nifty new technology for its iPhones, the rivals of the company conventionally try to copy it and implement them in their own devices. However, in the case of 3D Touch, reportedly no other company has managed to get what Apple did. It most probably may not be that the rivals of Apple were not capable of copying the 3D Touch, but they may have simply understood that the technology is particularly not useful. Although Apple’s 3D Touch functionality seemed quite elegant, it also had some serious issues.