“Apple is expected to launch a new 4-inch smartphone, dubbed the iPhone SE, later this month,” Ashraf Eassa writes for The Motley Fool. “The device is expected to be fairly high end, particularly as it is expected to feature many of the same internals (including applications processor) of the relatively new iPhone 6s.”
“One feature it is expected to be missing, though, is 3D Touch. The exclusion of this feature is likely for a couple of reasons,” Eassa writes. “The first is that the additional components required to add 3D Touch tack on cost and that may simply reduce margins by too much, particularly on a low-cost device. Secondly, Apple likely wants to give customers a reason to ‘buy up’ to the higher-priced iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.”
Eassa writes, “Although I understand Apple’s reasoning, and it probably makes sense from a near-term financial and business perspective, I still believe that Apple should have endowed the SE with 3D Touch.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Would the lack of 3D Touch be a deal-breaker for you? After using 3D Touch with our iPhone 6s Plus units, if we were interested in a 4-inch iPhone, it certainly would be for us.
KGI: Apple to release new 4-inch iPhone in early 2016; A9-powered, but no 3D Touch – November 4, 2015