Apple has now ditched 3D Touch entirely – a former touchscreen technology with three sensor options for detecting taps, light presses, and hard presses. In theory, this allowed a lot more possibilities for how people interacted with their iPhones and iPads. In practice, well, not so much.
3D Touch just didn’t get a lot of use, and it was a bit too complicated for many fans to get used to. So, Apple dropped the feature, but that doesn’t mean that users are relegated to just simple taps now.
Instead, 3D Touch has been replaced with Haptic Touch, which is a fancy way of saying that the “long press” or “long tap” option still works to uncover extra capabilities. Short taps and long taps are now your only two options.
This can all be confusing if you’re not a developer, so let’s make things clear. Continue reading to learn exactly what a long press can do these days!