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iOS 11 tell about one of the biggest features of iPhone 8

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iOS 11 tell about one of the biggest features of iPhone 8
Apple has dropped a prominent software feature from its next operating system, which some believe confirms the most widely-tipped aspect of the iPhone 8.





With iOS 11, the Cupertino-based company has decided to ditch the ability to 3D Touch the edge of the display to launch the app switcher.

This nifty shortcut, which was first introduced with the launch of pressure-sensitive 3D Touch displays alongside iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, is no longer supported in iOS 11.

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Developers testing the beta of the new operating system initially chalked up the absence to a bug in the unfinished software.





However, an Apple engineer has now confirmed the removal was a deliberate decision inside the US technology company.

The 3D Touch shortcut will not make a reappearance anytime soon, the note from Apple confirms.

This confirmation has fuelled rampant speculation – with many desperately trying to read the tea leaves and determine why the iPhone manufacturer decided to drop this software feature.





The most popular theory attributes the blame to the unreleased iPhone 8.

Apple’s next-generation smartphone is hotly-tipped to ship with a dramatic new design, which will drop the physical Home Button to enable the display to bleed to the very edge of the chassis.

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According to technology analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, iPhone 8 will feature the highest screen-to-body ratio of any phone on the market.





However, this edge-to-edge design will likely require some fairly sophisticated palm rejection software to help determine when you are deliberately pressing the display – or accidentally touching it while handling the phone.

It’s unclear whether a thinner bezel would interfere with this 3D Touch shortcut.

“This is the multitasking interface triggered when you press left bezel on 3D Touch phone. But: what if there’s no bezel to press?” renown technology journalist Charles Arthur tweeted.

If Apple does decide to drop the Home Button, the technology company is going to have to remap a lot of functionality from the physical button to the display.

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3D Touch will most likely take up some of this slack – it could simply be that Apple has decided to drop the existing pressure-sensitive shortcut for simplicity with the new device.

Apple is expected to mark the 10th anniversary of the best-selling smartphone range – and tick-off a number of Wish List features for Apple fans.

iPhone 8 will be the only new iPhone to feature an OLED screen, Digitimes has reported.

Samsung is supplying some 80 million OLED displays for the next-generation smartphone in the second half of the year.





According to the report, Samsung Display is making an additional 80 million screens for its own smartphones and for other manufacturers, although it will keep some inventory flexibility in case Apple orders more iPhones.

Digitimes expects Apple to ship between 50 and 55 million iPhone 8 units in 2017.

Production of the 5.8inch iPhone is expected to ramp up after mid-September and Apple can truly judge demand. 

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