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How Apple Could Fix ‘Broken’ 3D Touch on iPhone

Back to 2014, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have brought a powerful new dimension to the Multi-Touch interface, which is called 3D Touch. This new technology could sense how deeply we press the display, letting us do more than ever with our apps and games.

Despite Apple 3D Touch has been available for almost four years, one UX engineer named Eliz Kılıç shared her 3D Touch improving ideas last week, and most iOS users have fully the same feeling.

What’s wrong with the current design?

According to Eliz, 3D Touch is just not designed rightfully! The user experience is far from great. Even it’s been almost 4 years since its first introduction, yet people don’t know/use 3D Touch. Even tech-savvy users don’t know which buttons offer 3D touch. Let alone regular users.

Apple 3D Touch Problems

What’s the solution?

As Elis said, the only possible thing you can tell if a button is 3D Touch enabled is to try it one by one. And to make things worse, 3D Touch is not a gimmick anymore. You need to know you should be pressing hard on the “4 Button Control” to access “Personal Hotspot” or “AirDrop” toggles.

So in Elis’ recent 3D Touch concept redesign work, she added a line on bottom-right of things that can be 3D Touched. And she named this new design as Force Decorators (with reference to Force Touch). We can see how could this glitch save Apple from the ‘broken’ 3D touch.

Apple 3D Touch Problems

Notifications with Force Decorators have a neat and meaningful new look:

Mail with Force Decorators looks gorgeous too:

The Bottom Line

What do you think of this 3D Touch fixing proposal? Is it something Apple should implement or do you have better ideas? Feel free to drop a line to us by using the comment below and we are happy to hear from you.

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