Upcoming iPhone looks more like Android clone than iPhone X

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In a research note reported by Cult of Mac, Kuo stated that Apple's supply chain had informed him that the lower-priced 6.1-inch iPhone expected this fall would debut a Cover Glass Sensor (CGS) process, which means that the touch sensor would not be integrated with the actual display anymore. If any, the blame for the death of 3D Touch lies with Apple, since the company did not really roll out the feature to its other existing devices.

Apple has employed the strategy of releasing red iPhones around halfway through their product life cycle to regain some new publicity.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has revealed some information about the three iPhones, said back in January that one of the models would leave out the 3D Touch feature. However, the new iPhone will not receive the support of face recognition technology and 3D touch technology.

It is widely believed by analysts that the company will hand over billions of dollars worth of dividends and share buybacks over the next few weeks.

According to the reports, 6.1in LCD model might not get the 3D touch because of the screen technology used in the phone.

The device would also not take over other things from the iPhone X, to reduce the price.

Instead of this technology, the smartphone will be equipped with a simple version, Cover Glass Sensor. This would then lead to the feature being left out of all its iPhones.

As noted in a Forbes report, the prospect of 3D Touch being retired is quite unfortunate. And it looks like the entry-level iPhone X2 will drop the 3D Touch feature to minimize the cost of display manufacturing. Reports say the company spent years developing this technology, which enables gestures depending on the pressure applied when tapping the display.

Interestingly, the images also show the handset with a headphone jack, which Apple controversially chose to ditch on the iPhone 7 and more recently with the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. So if you using iPhone 6 or below models and want to play Augmented Reality games on Your iPhone, this will be a good time to upgrade. Let us know in the comments.

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