Poll results: Has Apple found a great new use for 3D Touch with iOS 10?

Poll results: Has Apple found a great new use for 3D Touch with iOS 10?
Мany people have gotten accustomed to using the 3D Touch function on a daily basis, as our recent poll suggests, but are rather using it occasionally, or simply to demonstrate it for friends and family, then quickly forget it exists. 

With iOS 10, however, Apple nailed the use of 3D Touch, and it is thanks to the new elaborate widget system it introduced. This is why we asked you yesterday if you think this would make 3D Touch a lot more indispensable for your daily operations with the iPhone.

Well, as you can see from the poll results below, more than half of our respondents do, which bodes well for the sales of newer iPhone models that are equipped with pressure-sensitive displays.

When you hard-press an icon now, you not only see a small subset of the most used functions that the app offers to choose from, but whole widgets that preview the most pertinent information that the app is supposed to carry, so a lot of the times you won't even have to go in. 

What do we mean? Well, do the deep press thingy on the Calendar app icon, and it will show you the upcoming meets, do it for the weather app, and the widget with today's forecast will pop up, while the Music icon will show you the album art of the currently played tracks, and so on. 

Has Apple found a great new use for 3D Touch with iOS 10?

Yes, the new widget system adds much richer functionality to 3D Touch
54.84%
It's alright, still not something I'd use on a daily basis
45.16%

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28 Comments

1. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I still have the same feelings. These deep interactions with apps beyond an icon are fantastic. However, I still find that 3D touch is not the correct implementation to access those advanced features for the average user.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Don't worry Apple felt the same way. That's why Apple is bringing all those features users saw using 3D touch, to non 3D touch devices. Which happen to be the vast majority of the users.

5. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Not used 3D touch (have iPhone 6) and it's never been enough to sway me to upgrade to a 6S but it'll be nice to have extra features in iOS 10, the iPhone 7 will need a bit more to be interesting on the other hand...

25. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Brilliant. Exactly how it should be. Is this really Apple we're talking about here????

9. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@NexusPhan Your name & your comment is a CLEAR EXAMPLE that Nexus Fans are "level-headed", "down to earth", are not "Fan Boys" and above all; "NEUTRAL & PRECISE"!!! I'm a Nexus User myself (Nexus 5 running Marshmallow); but when I see a good thing; I say it right away openly! Let it be iOS, BB10 or even TouchWiz! And iOS 10 is indeed FANTASTIC as you describe it! G'Day!™

13. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I'm not willing to go as far as to say all of iOS10 is fantastic, but I do agree that this implementation of something I originally thought of as a gimmick seems to be turning into something really cool.

26. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

iOS 10 is finally not a joke of a mobile OS. It's really improved in the last two years. It's great for competition and will push Android to work harder.

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Bye bye apple!

4. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Are they going somewhere?

6. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Don't know, maybe down the toilet? You tell me.

7. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Ok, they're not going down the toilet any time soon. There you go.

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah no... Apple isn't going down; its going up! To to the moon...! G'Day!™

11. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

And hopefully die there and not comeback!

12. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@phonearenarocks Wishful thinking, lad...! Keep dreaming or just deal with the fame...!!! iOS is better than Android; at least for now... But who knows what kind of ace Google has up its sleeve considering the upcoming Android "N" (Android 'Nothing') is just around the corner... Well, we'll see when we'll see, eh? G'Day!™

16. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Android is superior to iOS right now. No need to wait for Android N. As a matter of fact Android could already do the majority of things that iOS 10 is going to be releasing. If you actually used Android then you would have already know that. Since you claim to be a Nexus owner and user.

24. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Android is superior to iOS right now. No need to wait for Android N" It's a good thing then.....since 90% of you won't be getting Android N anyways lol :D. "As a matter of fact Android could already do the majority of things that iOS 10 is going to be releasing" Congratulations, no one cares. This is new FOR US, we couldn't care less about it being on Android first, second, third, or fourth. You know what comes first on iOS? All the great enterprise apps. All the best graphics intensive games. All of the new Social Media features. So enjoy your widgets man, cuz we enjoy a different aesthetic than you do :D.

10. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I'm here to say that the implementation is fantastic... Before, 3D Touch was nothing but a glorified gimmick, but I can't say it now! Lets hope devs give it the much needed TLC and embrace it with open arms... Meanwhile; Samsung Edge & TouchWiz designers are sobbing and crying like a baby! Apple beat them... AGAIN!!! Oh, Well...™ G'Day!™

17. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Developers if they want to support 3D touch, then it's a little more work to support 3D touch. Especially when you have to support non 3D touch and 3D touch in all the apps they make and support.

22. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

You're making me hate that trademark symbol.

14. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

MSFT' PRE touch coming soon!!! Hopefully you guys dont say that gimmick that time!!!

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

That was legen......wait for it....dary!

18. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Looks like iOS 10 UI approved when Jony Ive was on vacation. iOS 10 lost the typical Apple's cleanliness on few areas especially the lockscreen notification. Let Ive come back and kick the UI approver :p

19. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

steve jobs will love this new "simplicity", lol

20. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I doubt it, he's dead. Keep up.

21. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I used 3D Touch all the time, especially in the keyboard. This feature alone is worth having 3D Touch.

28. AlikMalix unregistered

Totally. I'm brining to constantly using it to jump into sections of the app or game from outside instead of launching the game and then tap on menu to navigate. Really looking forward to FT in the control center. But for me 3D Touch is godsend for people that draw. I have various pens for drawing and it re-evolved my abilities for pens that came out before forcetouch was even a rumor. The most interesting though, is how app developers are using it especially in games. I'm now switching between primary and secondary weapons just by pressing harder (for secondary). Or unloading all your troops at the same time during attack with FT vs holding one by one like it was before or using a toggle button on the screen. In racing games the Brake Pedal needed this since racing games began. Ability to break with certain applied force instead of full brake or no brake - takes sim-racing to a whole new level. Don't listen to trolls - they think that everything 3D Touch does can be done with long press - so naive. The only thing I hate about 3D Touch is the name for it - forcetouch is great name, 3D Touch is stupid. It will only make sense if he UI was 3D holographic, or like that multi layer ips screens that was on the news recently.

23. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Atrocious "poll". Both options describe a positive opinion towards the implementation and functionality, a classic mistake for setting up a poll... or a way to manipulate the results.

27. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

"Мany people have gotten accustomed to using the 3D Touch function on a daily basis, as our recent poll suggests, but are rather using it occasionally, or simply to demonstrate it for friends and family, then quickly forget it exists." -Daniel P. Daniel, you do realize that's a contradictory and non-coherent statement, don't you? Your poll results show twelve and half percent use 3D Touch on a daily basis. Your "Many" should read as "Some", and there should be a "most" after the conjunction, "..., but". Also, as stated above and in the poll commentary... a poll with two options both being in the affirmative isn't a very good poll.

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