The 3D Touch system that Apple is delivering with its newest iOS devices is the quintessential solution in search of a problem. It doesn’t seem to do much that is useful (yet, anyway), but it delivers that uselessness in such an elegant and Apple-ish way.
The concept is intriguing. 3D Touch allows users to communicate different things to their devices depending on the amount of pressure behind their gestures. But though Apple is pushing the technology as a means of better interactions when emailing, texting and using images, 3D Touch initially does nothing to advance those areas of productivity. Meanwhile, due to the technology’s lack of user-intuitiveness, it can convincingly mimic a malfunctioning unit.
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