We’ve been hearing about Apple making a bigger iPad dubbed “iPad Pro” that’ll have a screen size of 12.9″ that should hopefully be announced during Apple’s event in October. Well, to add even more rumors to that rumor, KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo claims a stylus will work with Force Touch on the rumored iPad Pro. Anyone who may not know exactly what Force Touch is, allow me to try and put it into layman’s terms for you. Force Touch determines how much pressure you are pressing down on the trackpad or screen and allows for different actions depending on the amount of pressure used.
Chi-Kuo wrote “With regard to the present technologies, we believe if the Force Touch module for iPad is designed using the same structure that was used in the iPhone, the larger size may result in a poor yield rate. This is why we think a stylus may be necessary to make Force Touch work properly on the 12.9″ iPad.” Chi-Kuo continued to say “We also believe a Force Touch-enabled stylus will enhance productivity as it would offer more precise operation than using only fingers. Technically, we believe the stylus can be made compatible with iPad models other than the 12.9″ version, but it depends on the support of software.” With Ming saying all that, we can only wait and see if Apple will announce a stylus for the iPad.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t mentioned if the stylus for the device will be in the box with the iPad or a separate item that you’ll have to pay more than enough money for on top of the large amount of funds you already spent on the iPad. Joking aside, we can probably guess that Apple will sell the stylus separately.
Rumors on the new iPad that we know of show that it’ll come with the split screen feature that will allow you to run two different apps at the same time (think Samsung’s Note series dual screen mode for those who don’t know) thanks to iOS 9. A screen resolution of 2, 732 x 2,048. That’s 263 pixels per inch for those who needed to know and possible USB Type C to connect multiple devices to just the iPad.
What are your thoughts about a stylus working with Force Touch technology on the rumored iPad Pro? Do you also think it’ll be included with the device or sold on its own? Let us know what you think below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: PCMag