We recently covered here on the website that the gesture for open the multitasking interface via 3D Touch would have been intentionally removed from iOS 11, according to a response by Apple to a bug report.
Well, the third beta version of the system has arrived for developers and, in fact, nothing short of returning. But our Portuguese reader Antnio Manuel Silva, who was visually impaired, discovered something very curious.
When the resource VoiceOver is activated on General Settings Accessibility, the shortcut just works. Check it out on the video, recorded by the boss Gabriel Sria:
Obviously, this is not a mere "gambling tip" for all of you who are testing iOS 11 without activating in order to be able to use the shortcut again, because simply impossible use iPhone with VoiceOver enabled if it’s not really needed.
So, I see some possibilities:
- The shortcut to work with VoiceOver enabled is an error / bug that will be fixed by Apple in some future build.
- Apple somehow considers this shortcut to be some accessibility feature that should still be present with VoiceOver enabled, which makes little sense to me.
- Users will put enough pressure on Apple to rethink the removal of the feature and reactivate it completely, or at least offer it as an independent adjustment to the system.
The fact that the function itself is still there, present and hidden / disabled on iOS 11 itself. , Apple, wide of freshness!