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  1. Ian B
    March 12, 2018

    I have tried explaining the 3D Touch thing to several of my relatives with new iPhones – they are highly educated and very smart people but are not particularly technically focused as their careers don’t require geek tool worship – and they all find it to be absolutely maddening. On two of their devices I just disabled 3D Touch completely because they were constantly activating it in situations where they did not want to.

    “Tap on the screen” and “press on the screen” in the same spot, causing two different things, and then on iPad having either work (because there is no 3D Touch) is awkward at best, and poor user experience at worst.

    A similar UX mystery is Touch ID and initiating Siri … “just click and rest your finger, no no don’t press if you press for too long it brings up Siri”

    Sometimes I wonder if Apple knows any “normal” people and if they test their products with them? My strong hunch and suspicion is that might be why Apple under Steve Jobs performed so well, as he could mimic the ‘normal’ user and would tolerate no such UX ambiguity since he intuitively knew that these type of situations would be frustrating for the average user. He was known for saying “no” constantly to awkward usability, or bad product decisions. Much like Touch Bar on MacBook Pro, or the frustratingly dreadful new MacBook Pro keyboards…. untested and beyond frustrating… but that’s a whole other topic.

    – Ian

  2. RM
    March 12, 2018

    It took me a while to utilize this feature, having to differentiate between a touch and a press sounds so simple but alas, it was a learning experience. I do not like it, and I doubt Steve would’ve allowed it.

  3. no way
    March 14, 2018

    More instructions for the….well we know who….

  4. Phred
    March 14, 2018

    I gave up on 3d touch. It cannot tell the difference between a hard press from a large digit.

  5. Thaw
    March 17, 2018

    Now that we’ve deleted an App or 2, how do we delete it enough/more so that it will no longer appear in App updates. About half of my app updates are for ones which I’ve deleted and never used again. Must be a way to disable them from updating if they are no longer used! Thanks for any help on this subject.

    • Paul
      March 17, 2018

      Deleting an app from the iPhone (or iPad) will stop the updates for that app from appearing on the App Store.

      You may need to refresh the App Store Updates section or reboot the iPhone to see the update no longer available, though it shouldn’t be necessary. Perhaps it’s a bug?

  6. Elaine
    April 12, 2018

    I don’t have any problem making the app icon giggle, but the “x” is nowhere to be seen. I also tried deleting from looking at iphone storage, but when I click on the app there I get no option to delete. Any ideas?

    • Paul
      April 12, 2018

      It’s possible you have Parental Controls enabled on the iPhone and those are preventing the deletion of apps, otherwise once the apps jiggle you should see an (X) button on the icon, which indicates it can be deleted.

  7. Elaine
    April 12, 2018

    Sometimes I get so frustrated with Apple! Somehow after updating to 11.3 the restriction to not allow deletion of apps got turned on. I got that fixed.

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