All iPads Pressure sensitive iPad?


macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 5, 2010
Do you think there are plans to make the iPad pressure sensitive?
Not referring to styluses.

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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.
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