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10 Long Press Tips to Reveal Hidden Functions in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Tuesday January 14, 2020 1:54 pm PST by
On iPhone and iPad, a long press (also known as a press-and-hold) gesture will often initiate a different action in an app that isn't immediately obvious, such as revealing an icon's contextual menu. On recent iPhones, a long press will sometimes also offer haptic feedback in the form of a vibration, which Apple calls Haptic Touch. Apple has made extensive use of the long press gesture and...

Haptic Touch vs 3D Touch: What's the Difference?

Tuesday October 1, 2019 2:26 pm PDT by
With the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, and 2020 iPhone SE, Apple did away with 3D Touch across its entire iPhone lineup, replacing the former 3D Touch feature with Haptic Touch. In this guide, we'll go over everything you need to know about Haptic Touch and how it differs from the 3D Touch feature that's been available since the iPhone 6s. What is Haptic Touch? Haptic Touch is a 3D...

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New iPhone SE Supports Haptic Touch, With 3D Touch Now Officially Eliminated From Apple's iPhone Lineup

Wednesday April 15, 2020 10:58 am PDT by
The new iPhone SE, like the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max, features support for Haptic Touch instead of 3D Touch, which means that ‌3D Touch‌ has officially been eliminated from Apple's iPhone lineup as the now-discontinued ‌iPhone‌ 8 was the last ‌iPhone‌ Apple sold that supported ‌3D Touch‌. Apple first removed ‌3D Touch‌ from the ‌iPhone XR‌ in 2018, replacing it with...

3D Touch Likely Dropped in 2019 iPhones as Haptic Touch Expanded Across iPhones and iPads

Tuesday June 4, 2019 7:55 am PDT by
Earlier this month, it was reported that 3D Touch will not be supported by 2019 iPhones. This rumor was surfaced by a team of Barclays analysts after they traveled to Asia and spoke with multiple Apple suppliers, likely meaning that there is evidence of 3D Touch being removed at the hardware level. Now, on the software side, there are changes that suggest the rumor is accurate. It really...

Apple Expected to Remove 3D Touch From All 2019 iPhones in Favor of Haptic Touch

Monday May 27, 2019 12:13 pm PDT by
Four years after 3D Touch debuted on the iPhone 6s, the pressure-sensitive feature appears to be on the chopping block. Last week, in a research note shared with MacRumors, a team of Barclays analysts "confirmed" that 3D Touch "will be eliminated" in all 2019 iPhones, as they predicted back in August 2018. The analysts gathered this information from Apple suppliers following a trip to Asia...

Haptic Touch Will Work With Notifications on iPhone XR in iOS 12.1.1

Thursday November 8, 2018 11:21 am PST by
As noted by 9to5Mac, Haptic Touch can be used to expand notifications on the iPhone XR starting with iOS 12.1.1. To use this feature, simply tap and hold a notification on the lock screen or in Notification Center for a split second. Once you feel haptic feedback from the Taptic Engine, let go and the notification will expand, providing more detailed information and contextual shortcuts, such...

Apple Plans to Expand Uses of Haptic Touch on iPhone XR Over Time

Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:10 am PDT by
By now, you've probably heard that the iPhone XR features a new technology called Haptic Touch instead of the usual 3D Touch. Haptic Touch is simply a marketing name for a long press combined with haptic feedback from the Taptic Engine. The feature is a substitute for 3D Touch, which Apple wasn't able to include on the iPhone XR in order to achieve a nearly edge-to-edge LCD screen, a...