“The next generation of Apple’s market-defining tablet is unlikely to gain the pressure-sensitive technology introduced with the iPhone 6s, according to a research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo,” AppleInsider reports.
“The so-called ‘iPad Air 3’ will eschew 3D Touch for primarily practical reasons, according to a note published early Tuesday by Kuo,” AppleInsider reports. “Kuo called 3D Touch ‘one of the most severe production bottlenecks in iPhone 6s supply chain.'”
AppleInsider reports, “In any event, Apple still reportedly plans to refresh the 9.7-inch iPad line next spring… as early as March”
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MacDailyNews Take: Not having 3D Touch across the board on iPhones and iPads will retard the possibilities offered by the UI addition – an input method that will become an important, integral function someday – when the hardware is finally all in place. Until then, developers won’t dedicate full resources to fully explore a partially rolled-out feature.