Veteran analyst Ming Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has predicted that iPad Air 3 which is going to be released in the first or second quarter of 2016 is not going to come with 3D Touch feature. We have been expecting iPad Air 3 to be integrated with this feature from a long time, but Ming Chi Kuo has come to know that there is a disruption in the supply chain of Apple because of which this feature could not be integrated.
As far as iPhone 7’s 3D Touch feature is concerned Ming Chi Kuo is of the opinion that its technology will be similar to the present in iPhone 6s. iPhone 7 will be released in the same time in which it is released every year i.e. in the month of September, 2016.
This year in the March event has unveiled the price, feature and release date of Apple watch along with the 12inch Retina MacBook. Next year we are expecting Apple to launch iPad Air 3 in its gala event in the month of March along with other rumored products i.e. 2nd generation smartwatch of Apple and the 4inch iPhone.
If we follow the general trend, then we would see that Apple generally prefers releasing iPads in the fall. But in its 2015’s September keynote nothing was mentioned about iPad Air 3. Instead the sole focus was on the two flagship iPhones i.e. iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, Apple Watch and Apple TV 4. Later in the month of October iPad Air 2 was introduced.
The 3D Touch feature of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus was the USP of both the flagship phones. The 3D pressure sensing feature aids iPhone users to get access to quick action shortcut menus or get a preview of apps before launching it.
3D Touch feature in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus also helps in several other ways. Firstly, by pressing the left side of the Home screen, the multitasking screen will come into view. Secondly, by simply swiping their finger left or right users can mark or unmark a mail or delete it altogether. If you press it lightly, then fine lines are going to appear and if you give more pressure thicker lines on Notes are going to appear.
We have to be patient to see whether any more features are being added to 3D Touch of iPhone 7 or not. We will keep updating as we get to hear more news. Until then, keep posting to let us know about your expectations.