Anonymous, 25 Nov 20153D touch is what Apple calls their new touch screen technology. A normal tap is different from... moreThis seems highly gimmicky.
Sounds like just a fancy name for a pressure sensor (which is certainly nothing to be excited about in my eyes).
If I want to be funny about it though -> does Apple care cover cracked screen because I was playing a very intense game and I wanted to fire those missiles more than anything?
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2015Is not 3d-touch the same functionality as long press on Android?Yes and no. Yes, some functionality can be replicated, but the advantage of 3D touch against long press is indeed hinted at the name itself. Speed or response time.
Also, 3D touch allows multiple pressures to be measured, resulting in different effects. This can be seen in the 'peek' and 'pop' functionality in Mail which is activated by different pressure.
So far nothing worth caring about as it brought nothing new. When devs think of real useful use for the force sensing screens, then you can start caring about it.
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2015Can someone explain WTF is 3D touch and why should I care about it?3D touch is what Apple calls their new touch screen technology. A normal tap is different from a harder press on the screen.
In games, for example, Warhammer 40k you can switch between weapons by simply either tapping screen like normal, or heavy press for missiles.
This opens up a world of new navigation possibilities on the iPhone.
Can someone explain WTF is 3D touch and why should I care about it?