All iPads Pressure sensitive iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by skadd, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. skadd macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2010
    Do you think there are plans to make the iPad pressure sensitive?
    Not referring to styluses.
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    There probably is, but you have to make the perfect pen too. In Apple's case, they want to charge us $100 for a super duper cool pen that they can make in different colors, hahaha. :p.
  3. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2010
    I believe there was an effort to simulate pressure sensitivity by measuring the change in surface area of touch points. When you tap lightly you only touch a small area, but the harder you press with a soft stylus or fingertip will increase the surface area of touch point, which could be interpreted as more pressure by the app.

    I agree that it should come to the device whether hardware or software. However I just want it for pen input.

    Also, there is already an implementation which utilizes the accelerometer to sense a harder press vs softer press. Example is piano in GarageBand.
  4. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    Don't think so just like Apple would never give us a "pen" or "stylus" etc

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