Noted by Ming-Chi Kuo, a KGI Securities analyst and reliable Apple source, Apple is planning on removing the 3D Touch option on its upcoming iPhone models.
According to Kuo’s report obtained by CultofMac, the biggest reason for the removal of the 3D Touch feature is Apple’s plans on introducing the Cover Glass Sensor (CGS for short), a new type of display construction technology. Since the CGS separates the touch sensor from the display, it will be incompatible with 3D Touch, however this will allow Apple to reduce weight and therefore cut production costs on the iPhone.
Kuo expects Apple to fully remove the 3D Touch feature on the forthcoming 6.1-inch iPhone, while the iPhone X’s successor and “Plus” versions will keep the function. Kuo went on to state that all iPhones will move to CGS by 2019.