Apple's 3D Touch Looks Like Its On Its Way Out

Rumoured to be on its way out last year, it looks like Apple's 3D touch feature is being phased out according to people who have had hands-on time with the iOS 13 beta.

Ubergizmo reports that while 3D touch is still around, you now have to use long-press gestures to access it.

3D touch was somewhat underused as it was, but we thought it was the bee's knees. It's been around since the iPhone 6S, and we likened getting rid of it to chucking out your right mouse button, which would be crazy.

Scrapping the sensor would be a cost-cutting measure, and if no bugger is using it, why bother to keep it around? And now that the gesture has been tweaked, it's going to be even less likely to see any use.

For more updates on iOS 13 and Apple's keynote, check out our WWDC round-up.


This post originally appeared on Gizmodo UK, which is gobbling up the news in a different timezone.

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