It’s emerged that the brand new iPhone SE, which began delivery final Friday, has a curious function lacking: not like each different fashionable iPhone, you’re unable to deliver up wealthy content material on the lock display screen or notification shade with a “Haptic Contact” lengthy press. MacRumors noted the omission, and The Verge has confirmed it on a tool of our personal.
You may nonetheless see the wealthy content material — like bigger photos, or buttons for issues like archiving emails with out opening the app — by swiping lock-screen notifications to the left and tapping “View,” so it’s not just like the performance has gone away utterly. Haptic Contact additionally nonetheless works on notifications that are available on the high of the display screen with the cellphone unlocked.
The inconsistent habits is actually an uncommon level of differentiation from different iPhones, to not point out an inconvenient one should you had been used to the Haptic Contact technique. It appears unlikely that there’s any technical cause, however TechCrunch’s Matthew Panzarino reports that the tweak is just not a bug and is “working as meant.”
Haptic Contact lengthy presses or 3D Contact laborious presses have been a technique to develop iPhone notifications ever for the reason that iPhone 6S got here out in 2015. The iPhone SE’s predecessor, the iPhone 8, had 3D Contact on board, however no presently delivery iPhone consists of that function; it’s a bit of stunning that the iPhone SE’s Haptic Contact works in a different way than the remainder of the lineup.