3D Touch Feature Will Be Missed On Next Year's iPad Air 3

sdBENGALURU: The next generation of Apple's market-defining tablet is unlikely to gain the pressure-sensitive technology introduced with the iPhone 6s. However, the iPad Air 3 is rumoured to release in the first half of 2016, according to firstpost.com.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, he believes the iPhone 7's pressure-sensitive 3D Touch display will have "similar technology and structure" as the iPhone 6s. The report confirms the iPhone 7 will be released in 2016, likely around Apple's usual September timeframe. Apple could unveil the iPad Air 3 at its rumored March 2016 event, where it is expected to introduce a new 4-inch iPhone and the second-generation Apple Watch.

Apple last held a March 2015 event to announce the 12-inch Retina MacBook and Apple Watch pricing and release date information. 3D Touch has been heralded as a cornerstone feature of the iPhone 6s lineup, one of the key differentiators from the previous very similar-looking iPhone 6. 3D Touch allows you to perform shortcuts when you deep-press on the iPhone screen. On the home screen, 3D Touch surfaces Quick Action whenever you deep-press on a supported app icon.

Once inside a 3D Touch-supported app, you can deep-press to Peek and Pop content like photos, emails, and links. The feature isn’t a total game-changer, but it is nice to have, especially as more and more apps add support. Previously, Apple announced the iPad Air 2 in October 2014, and the iPad Pro and iPad mini 4 in September 2015.

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