Apple will not bring its 3D Touch technology to its next–generation iPad, with production issues being blamed for its exclusion.
Respected analyst Ming Chi Kuo has spoken with supply chain sources who say that the iPad Air 3 won’t feature the tech. It was believed that having not introduced a new iPad Air model this autumn that Apple was looking to offer a major upgrade in 2016.
Now though, it seems that the new tablet will simply launch with a thinner form factor, improved internal specs and beefed up camera.
Kuo believes the iPad Air 3 will be shown off in March, putting it in the same timeframe as the Apple Watch 2 and iPhone 6C, both of which are expected to be unveiled at a special event next spring.
The lack of 3D Touch means the iPad Air 3 is unlikely to help Apple arrest the declining sales of iPads, which have been falling for over two years.
3D Touch allows users to register presses as well as swipes on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, with a shortcut menu making the bestselling easier and faster to use.
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