iPhone SE Lacks a Key Feature and the Users Might Not Like it

  • AUTHOR: isbah
  • POSTED ON: April 30, 2020

Apple released the new iPhone SE for a lower price than usual but it seems like the amount did compromise on the quality. The shipment of the phone began last Friday and users noted that one key feature was missing from the model. Unlike every other modern iPhone, you cannot bring up rich content on the lock screen or notifications made with a “Haptic Touch” long-press on this device.

Source: The Verge

You can view the rich content like large images or buttons for things like archiving emails without opening the app by swiping the lock screen notifications to the left and tapping “View”. So, the feature has not been completely removed. Furthermore, Haptic Touch also still works on notifications that come in at the top of the screen with the phone unlocked.

However, if you are used to Haptic Touch on lock screen, then the iPhone SE might not just be the phone for you. There is no technical reason for this omission but Techcrunch’s Matthew Panzarino says that the tweak is not a bug and is “working as intended”.

Haptic Touch long presses or 3D Touch hard presses have been a way to expand iPhone notifications ever since the iPhone 6S came out in 2015. The iPhone SE’s predecessor, the iPhone 8, had 3D Touch on board, but no currently shipping iPhone includes that feature. So it is a little surprising that the iPhone SE’s Haptic Touch works differently than the rest of the lineup.

Updated April 30, 2020
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