In accordance with Ming-Chi Kuo, the renowned Apple analyst, the handset features a Cover Glass Sensor situated on the surface of the screen of the device, rather than the touch sensors built into the display like the previous phones of the company. However, new reports about the next iPhone suggest that a version of the iPhone 11 will not support 3D Touch. To top it off, Apple could be developing a new gesture based set of controls following the iPhone X's suite as replacement to the 3D Touch.
The company is said to leave behind the particular display technology from its "affordable" 6.1-inch iPhone that is also rumoured to sport a LCD screen instead of OLED like the other two. These sensors are designed in such a way that they are capable of measuring as to how much pressure is applied when the users touch their phone's display.
According to MacRumors and a Chinese website named Feng, the new 6.1 inch iPhone will be using a newer type of display which will increase the price of the panel heavily. Starting in 2019, Apple could remove the feature from all iPhone models, according to Kuo.
That means the new iPhone with this CGS tech will not only have a more shock resistant glass display but it'll be lighter too. Approximately, it will range in the $23-$26 price range, so as a result, this model could be sold for a higher price when it is getting announced during the month of September. To keep the costs low, Apple might ditch 3D Touch.
Back in January, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone won't feature Apple's pressure-sensitive display feature called 3D Touch. The future of 3D Touch is quite uncertain amid leaked reports of Apple's upcoming phones.