According to a new report published by Chinese site Feng and shared by KGI Security analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is removing the 3D Touch from this year’s upcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone to keep prices down.
The technology will remain in the two OLED models this year, probably sized at 5.8 and 6.5 inches, but Kuo predicts that “cover glass sensor” (CGS) technology could be used on all iPhones in 2019 lineup.
The 6.1-inch iPhone is expected to use Face ID and edge-to-edge screen like its OLED based counterparts, though. Kuo previously suggested that the low-cost iPhone will retail at $550, although the current 4.7-inch iPhone 8 is selling for $699.
Although it seems unlikely that Apple will remove 3D Touch from any iPhone, it’s possible because it can reduce the cost of manufacturing as well as help maintain aesthetic by thinning down the iPhone slightly.
While the iPhone may ship without 3D Touch, if predictions are to be believed, the LCD iPhone will sport an edge-to-edge display just like the iPhone X!
Stay tuned for more updates!