Earlier this year, Kuo predicted that 2018 will see three new iPhone models: an updated 5.8-inch iPhone X and a 6.5-inch "iPhone X Plus", both with OLED screens, while the third model would use a 6.1-inch LCD display with the iPhone X's design. What do you think of 3D touch?
However, the mystery behind the thin-film sensor is not revealed in Kuo's note, but it might be some kind of an alternative to the 3D Touch feature. The benefit of this new technology is that it will make the iPhone's display lighter and more resistant to impact.
However in order to mitigate the cost apple would certainly remove the 3D touch functionality prevalent n the 6.1 inch iPhone and it would be quite a move increasing the speculations given that 3D touch which is now used is well integrated throughout the operating system. The 6.1 inch LCD iPhone model is rumored to cost between $550 - $650 only.
The smartphone is expected to be featuring "Cover Glass Sensor (CGS)" technology to relocate the touch module from the display to the glass surface. This would be an interesting development as considering Apple's 3D touch is well integrated into the OS at this point.
Other reports also suggest that Apple will ditch 3D Touch from all of its phone starting from 2019. The main reason for the strong advocacy behind the 3D touch is that several companies have optimized the software for the 3D Touch. However, so it the film could be some other new input method to replace 3D Touch.
"There are a lot of things that have to fall into place, but 3D Touch overall feels like one of those ideas that only Apple can push into the mainstream - if Samsung or Huawei had delivered a similar feature, it would nearly certainly be a gimmick".
It seems like the 3D Touch idea didn't quite fall into place.