iPad Pro Is the home button on the new iPad force touch like the iPhone 7?

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  1. MrGimper macrumors 601

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  2. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    There's no vibrator (taptic engine) to simulate button presses.
     
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    It's like the 6s.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Also to add to that, the iPads do not use a solid state button, which is in conjunction with the Haptic engine.
     
  5. throAU macrumors 601

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    No it is not.

    I have heard that force touch and the pencil support can not currently be implemented at the same time.
     
  6. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    A lot of the reason for the force touch button on the phone was for water resistance. Don’t really need it on an iPad.
     
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    I like the new home button on the 7 units and would not mind Apple changing it. There has to be room for a small haptic motor somewhere in the case.
     
  8. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    I’ve never understood why iPads never had a vibration motor from day one. Especially for games.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Likely the technology was not ready or the internal space was not available for older internal components and bigger batteries consuming space. Now, the iPads have reduced components and smaller, more efficient batteries, where perhaps a Haptic motor could be possible to fit in the iPad . Then incorporate the display for 3D Touch. I think 3D Touch will be here for the iPad eventually, but Tim Cook commented on the difficulty with the iPhone with 3D Touch.

    Amazing technology that can fit into a device that's only 7.5 MM in depth.
     

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