Apple Is Developing New Scalable 3D Touch Technology For Future iPads And iPhones

Ali Salman
Posted 10 months ago

3D Touch is an intuitive feature of the iPhone 6s that we all love. However, Apple has not yet introduced it on its iPad lineup. As per an authentic source of Apple Insider, the company is developing a new scalable 3D Touch technology, which work on bigger displays such as that of the iPad.

Scalable 3D Touch Technology Will Not Be Part Of iPad Air 3 Or iPhone 7

As great as it would be to implement the 3D Touch technology on bigger displays, it is currently not possible for the company to integrate it on the iPad Air lineup due to scalability and technological reasons. Nonetheless, once it’s ready, Apple would be able to integrate it on the gigantic 12.9-inch iPad Pro as well.

The 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s is pretty handy at times, adding a new layer of control over the display. The feature is dedicated for extended controls that works seamlessly with Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 9. On the Home screen, 3D Touch allows users to select various Quick Actions for their specific applications. The feature also has distinct controls within the app as well, such as Peek and Pop.

The 3D Touch is Apple’s ‘next generation of multi-touch’. It revolves around a pressure sensitive display that can measure the amount of force being applied. 3D Touch has also been implemented on the new MacBook trackpads as well as Apple’s wearable device. The display brags a bunch of capacitive sensors which are integrated with the backlit display.


Unfortunately, the scalable 3D Touch technology would not be ready in time for the upcoming iPad Air 3 or the iPhone 7. The iPad 3 is said to be launched in March 2016, while the latter is said to take center stage at September 2016. Infamous Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo had also previously suggested that a comparable technology or 3D Touch will not be available on the forthcoming iPhone and iPad. However, it might be available until after the fall of 2016. Possibly, the source points at a 2017 debut of the 3D Touch comparable technology. Moreover, KGI analyst, Kuo also suggested that the iPad Air 3 would not feature 3D Touch due to supply issues. It will be interesting to see what changes will Apple make to the forthcoming iPad Air 3 in March.

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This is it for now, folks. What do you guys think about the new 3D Touch technology? Do you think the iPad Air 3 will be heavily differentiated from its predecessor? Share your thoughts in the comments.


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