2018 6.1-Inch iPhone Again Rumored to Not Feature 3D Touch

Revered KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reiterated his view that one of Apple’s 2018 iPhone models will skip the 3D Touch feature which made a splash more than two years ago. In a note to clients distributed earlier in the week, a copy of which was obtained by Chinese news outlet Feng (via MacRumors), the revered analyst is quoted as saying that 2018’s 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will switch to the Cover Glass Sensor (CGS) screen technology.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back with another analyst memo, and this time he’s setting his sights on the upcoming, and oft-rumored, 6.1-inch iPhone that’s expected to arrive later this year. According to Kuo (not for the first time, mind you), the new, what’s expected to be the mid-range handset for 2018, won’t feature 3D Touch on board. The reason being? Cost. Kuo believes the 6.1-inch iPhone will be using what he calls “Cover Glass Sensor” (CGS), which will relocate the iPhone’s touch module from the display panel to the surface glass. That means the display will be more shock resistant and lighter overall, but it won’t support 3D Touch.

The price hike with the display will mean that Apple will cut out other options, which means that the 6.1-inch iPhone won’t have 3D Touch on board. The other models, the iPhone X successor and the larger model, will reportedly feature the functionality, though.

[via MacRumors; feng]


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