The new gestures in iOS initially seem to replace the old way of doing things. Rearranging apps and removing them from your home screen is now completely different, right? Not really. You can still do it the old way, if you know how.
In earlier versions of iOS, you could touch an app for a second to enter "edit mode". That is no longer the case. Thanks to Haptic Touch, a long press on an app easily opens the Quick Actions menu.
So how do you get to edit mode? By holding down for longer. Continue to touch and hold an icon even after the Quick Actions pop-up window appears. After pressing for about two and a half seconds, the icons will shake and edit the edit mode signature.
Of course there are other methods to activate edit mode. You may even find them more convenient than these two and a half seconds of pressing. But if you want to relive the old ways of doing things, this method will always be there. Unless Apple of course removes it in iOS 14.