1. pttptppt's Avatar
    I understand that 3D touch is relatively expensive to include in a phone, and it takes up a significant amount of space - meaning the phone must either be thicker or the other components smaller (which is what Apple choose to do). The result is that the phone ends up having a smaller battery and poorer battery life.

    I think iOS10 is make-or-break for 3D Touch. If it doesn't get widespread use, I wonder if Apple will drop it sometime around the iPhone 7S/8 timeframe.
    They won't drop it. Trust me
    06-19-2016 02:51 PM
  2. anony_mouse's Avatar
    They won't drop it. Trust me
    If few people use it, wouldn't it make sense to drop it, and save money and improve battery life?
    06-19-2016 03:30 PM
  3. pttptppt's Avatar
    If few people use it, wouldn't it make sense to drop it, and save money and improve battery life?
    They could've made the phone thicker to increase battery life and remove camera protruding. Did they? No. Because if they do, it'll mean that they were wrong and that'll affect the company's image
    06-19-2016 07:52 PM
  4. duke821's Avatar
    I use it daily for app shortcuts. Don't know why people wouldn't, it's so much quicker than opening the app and then selecting what you want to do. The reason it's quicker is because apps can have various function buttons in different places, whereas the 3D Touch shortcut drops a short list right there where your thumb already is. So I use it 95% for most frequent contacts in the phone app, for Google Search and Google Image Search, to compose a new email, and to start a new tab in Safari. I don't much use it other than that, but see there will be so much more use for it in iOS10 given it'll open individual app widget for quick glance info. Very nice. Like everything else, it'll be a curious thing at first, and in a few years we won't remember using an iPhone without it.
    06-20-2016 11:56 AM
  5. duke821's Avatar
    They could've made the phone thicker to increase battery life and remove camera protruding. Did they? No. Because if they do, it'll mean that they were wrong and that'll affect the company's image
    That's nonsense. They won't make the phone thicker because that would also make it heavier and no one wants a heavier phone. Battery life would be marginally improved but you'd have a heavier phone and the 6S Plus is already a beast to carry around, like any phablet is. Not making it thicker has nothing to do with being wrong or right or the companies image. I always get through a single day and would not want the phone thicker, and I can't be the only one.
    06-20-2016 11:59 AM
  6. anony_mouse's Avatar
    That's nonsense. They won't make the phone thicker because that would also make it heavier and no one wants a heavier phone.
    I do. I find modern smartphones to be disconcertingly light. A bit more weight suggests quality to me. :-)

    Battery life would be marginally improved but you'd have a heavier phone and the 6S Plus is already a beast to carry around, like any phablet is. Not making it thicker has nothing to do with being wrong or right or the companies image. I always get through a single day and would not want the phone thicker, and I can't be the only one.
    Battery life isn't a big problem in the 6S plus. The 6S though has a bad reputation: https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...h-battery-life

    Either adding a bit of thickness and weight to the 6S, or dropping touch ID (which few people seem to use) in exchange for a larger battery would be a good thing IMO.
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    06-20-2016 01:15 PM
  7. monkeysaintfun's Avatar
    dropping touch ID (which few people seem to use) in exchange for a larger battery would be a good thing IMO.
    That makes ZERO sense. TouchID is actually highly used and dropping the TouchID button is not going to allow a larger battery. It's like saying lets put smaller wheels on my car so I can fit a larger engine...
    06-20-2016 06:50 PM
  8. SaMaster14's Avatar
    Does anyone think that the focus on 3D Touch during the keynote means that we may see the new iPad Pro (possibly November release based on precedent) hardware ship with it? Seems like the iPad-line always gets the newest hardware addition one generation after the phone (i.e. Touch ID).

    Thoughts?
    06-20-2016 10:00 PM
  9. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I already use it so the fact that I can use it more is awesome
    06-20-2016 11:01 PM
  10. anony_mouse's Avatar
    That makes ZERO sense. TouchID is actually highly used and dropping the TouchID button is not going to allow a larger battery. It's like saying lets put smaller wheels on my car so I can fit a larger engine...
    Apologies - I didn't mean Touch ID (which I assume is the fingerprint sensor). I meant 3D Touch. Few people use it and it wastes space inside the phone which could be used for a bigger battery. Therefore I would drop it if it doesn't get some traction in the next 12 months.
    Last edited by anony_mouse; 06-21-2016 at 07:39 AM. Reason: Spelling!
    06-21-2016 07:14 AM
  11. robertk328's Avatar
    I have a few apps I use it with a good bit... curious to see how day-to-day use increases/improves with iOS 10. I'll be putting the public beta on in July
    06-21-2016 07:36 AM
  12. ghostface147's Avatar
    I forget it's there on my new 6s Plus. So probably no...
    06-22-2016 12:23 AM
  13. Garz's Avatar
    I used 3D Touch maybe 30 times a day before. Now I'm using it even more.
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    06-22-2016 12:36 AM
  14. robertk328's Avatar
    I used 3D Touch maybe 30 times a day before. Now I'm using it even more.
    Once you find how useful it is, it's easy to get used to it and find you can't do without.
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    06-22-2016 07:20 AM
  15. sangs's Avatar
    Nope. Never even think about using it. Maybe if they ever bring it to the iPad, but the fact it's not on EITHER flagship iPad Pro makes me think it's not long for the ecosystem.
    06-23-2016 07:55 AM
  16. scruffypig's Avatar
    I do use it on my iPhone. I find it useful too. I find that on my iPad I forget that it isn't there and end up long pressing, which sometimes accomplishes similar things.
    06-23-2016 07:44 PM
  17. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I used 3D Touch maybe 30 times a day before. Now I'm using it even more.
    ^Exactly

    Once you find how useful it is, it's easy to get used to it and find you can't do without.
    It's extremely useful. I'm not sure I'll be able to go without it. I use it almost every time I grab my phone.

    I do use it on my iPhone. I find it useful too. I find that on my iPad I forget that it isn't there and end up long pressing, which sometimes accomplishes similar things.
    I do the same thing. Hopefully they'll add it at some point.
    06-23-2016 08:12 PM
  18. Nocticis's Avatar
    For years, we've been trained to just touch the screen and now we're being taught to press it. I have a 6s and don't really use it outside of the calendar app. Being able to press the Apple calendar or even Google Calendar, is clutch. I keep all my apps in one folder besides messages, Safari and settings. I then have the apps and folder in my toolbox and pull down on spotlight to type and search for my app. With iOS 10 allowing me to 3D Touch the folder and remove notifications from apps inside the folder, THAT I will use. That is clutch. Will iOS 10 finally get you to use 3D Touch?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1466950524.742511.jpg
    06-26-2016 10:15 AM
  19. swarlos's Avatar
    Definitely since in iOS 10 you can now 3DTouch folders to see apps that may have notifications in that folder and jump directly to the app without even having to open the folder and scroll to the app.

    Also if you're not using 3DTouch to select text or move the cursor by pressing on the keyboard you fail at life. That functionality alone makes 3D Touch incredibly useful.
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    06-29-2016 07:33 AM
  20. robertk328's Avatar
    Definitely since in iOS 10 you can now 3DTouch folders to see apps that may have notifications in that folder and jump directly to the app without even having to open the folder and scroll to the app.

    Also if you're not using 3DTouch to select text or move the cursor by pressing on the keyboard you fail at life. That functionality alone makes 3D Touch incredibly useful.
    This does sound awesome Can't wait to be able to get that public beta on my 6s!
    06-29-2016 08:52 PM
  21. Nubwy's Avatar
    I'm definitely looking forward to more shortcut options for 3D Touch. As it stands, anytime I want to send a text I have to open the full app because it only offers the last three recipients on the 3D Touch shortcut. Same with Phone. I find myself rarely using 3D Touch so I am definitely eager to see expanded support for it.
    06-30-2016 03:13 PM
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