Apple will bring its 3D Touch technology to future iPads, but it won’t happen until after the company launches the iPhone 7 next year, according to a new report. It’s thought the company is currently trying to solve issues in making 3D Touch compatible with larger displays.
3D Touch has been a game-changer on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. It changes the way you interact with a touchscreen, and once you get used to its helpful gestures, you want them everywhere. Unfortunately, 3D Touch is not yet available on other iOS devices, such as the new iPad Pro, but it is coming.
“According to a source familiar with the matter, Apple is unable to scale existing 3D Touch technology to accommodate larger displays like the 9.7-inch panels used in the iPad Air line,” reports AppleInsider. “The source, who has in the past provided accurate information about Apple’s future plans, said the company is working on a comparable technology for integration in both iPhones and iPads.”
It’s unclear why the existing implementation of 3D Touch isn’t suitable for larger screens, but this does explain why the technology wasn’t brought to other new iOS devices this year. The claims also line up with a recent report from reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who this week warned that next year’s iPad Air 3 won’t have a 3D Touch display.