The iPhone 11 may replace key display feature with inferior alternative
Say 'goodbye' to 3D Touch and 'hello' to Haptic Touch
After previously predicting the removal of 3D Touch way back in August of 2018, Barclay’s latest research note (viaMacRumors) verifies previous information by claiming 3D Touch “will be eliminated” from all iPhone 11 models this September. In its place, Apple will reportedly use its Haptic Touch system that essentially pairs a long press with haptic feedback.
Apple previously removed 3D Touch from last year’s iPhone XR in the hope of creating an almost edge-to-edge LCD display. But on the company’s premium models, it has proven capable of creating edge-to-edge panels paired with the feature, so it’s unclear at this point why 3D Touch is being removed. It could, however, have something to do with the company’s plans for future devices.
The iPhone 11 will bring other hardware & software upgrades
Accompanying the changes mentioned above should be a variety of other hardware modifications. Specifically, the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone 11R are all expected to feature larger batteries of up to 3,322mAh, 3,650mAh, and 3,089mAh respectively. These should be combined with reverse wireless charging, a feature previously found on the Galaxy S10 and Huawei P30, and one that should charge AirPods and Apple Watch units when placed on top of an iPhone 11 unit.
As reported earlier today, the iPhone 11 trio is also rumored to include Dual Audio support. This feature has been around for a few years but still hasn’t been used inside Apple’s devices. It allows audio to be streamed through two Bluetooth devices simultaneously. Also, because it’ll presumably be included in iOS 13 natively, it could make its way to older devices dating back to the iPhone 8 series.
While on the topic of iOS 13, it’s worth pointing out that this software update is expected to bring major new features too. The biggest and most anticipated is the dedicated Dark Mode that’ll invert colors and rely heavily on dark greys rather than deep OLED blacks. This should be paired with updated animations and an updated widgets panel towards the left of the home screen.
Also rumored to be receiving updates are Maps, Reminders, and Health. Lastly, an upgraded Screen Time feature is apparently being developed alongside revamped Books and Mail apps and a totally new app that combines Find my iPhone and Find my Friends into one.