Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Apple may drop 3D-Touch on upcoming LCD iPhone


LONDON: We all know Ming-Chi Kuo as the analyst that usually gets Apple rumors correct. The latest note from KGI Securities suggests that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, the entry-level model, will drop 3D Touch due to some new component changes that would drive up the cost.

Kuo says the 2018 entry-tier iPhone will use a new “Cover Glass Sensor” technology that would relocate the iPhone’s touch control module from the display panel to the actual glass. This “CGS” type of glass apparently makes a display lighter and more shock resistant. In addition to the in-glass sensor, another ‘touch film sensor’ will be added to the glass.


Source: KGI Securities

It isn’t known what the purpose of that film layer is for, but whatever it is, it will raise the cost of the display from $23 to $26. In order to offset these costs, Kuo predicts that Apple will drop 3D Touch functionality altogether, thus making it into a feature that Apple can hold hostage to the more expensive models. The other two models are said to continue to have 3D Touch functionality.

Check Also

Cryptocurrencies tumble amid China crackdown

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo TOKYO – Cryptocurrencies tumbled on Monday as China’s crackdown on bitcoin mining ...

Leave a Reply