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iOS 12 brings the keyboard trackpad to iPhones without a 3D touch as well

It seems that Apple is gradually realizing that most of the specific 3D Touch features offered on the iPhone 6S and above can easily be ported to non-3D Touch iPhones with a simple long press entry.

Case in point: the 3D Touch function that allows 3D Touch users on the iOS keyboard to turn it into a trackpad and control the cursor position, is now available on all iPhones compatible with iOS 12. shape, including the iPhone 5S.

This is quite good, since the 3D Touch function was probably one of the most useful functions on the keyboard of a smart phone and made moving the cursor in a text field remarkably easy.

There is a difference here though:

  • While you can basically play 3D anywhere on the iOS keyboard to turn it into a trackpad, on non-3D Touch devices, you will have to press the space bar for extended time to get the same functionality.

Trackpad function on iPhone XS
Trackpad function on iPhone 5s

So yes, obviously there are some subtle differences here, but above all, the feature is there, and it's quite impressive. Anyway, if you encounter other subtle changes or hidden features in iOS 12, let us know in the comments below.

iOS 12 brings the keyboard trackpad to iPhones without a 3D touch as well
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