All iPads What are advantages of pressure sensitive display?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by satchmo, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. satchmo macrumors 68000

    Aug 6, 2008
    A recent rumour here says Apple has been looking into pressure sensitive screens for future devices. Current iPad's have a capacitive displays and lack this feature.

    I recently tried a Samsung tablet with a built-in Wacom digitizer and it was pretty cool for drawing and sketching.
    I know it's a bit of a niche market as not everyone is an artist.

    But what other advantages are there to a pressure sensitive screen besides drawing?
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Games could use it. It could replicate analog pressure sensitive buttons like on the PS3 and PS4 controllers.
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I thought the Wacoms' pressure sensitivity was in the stylus, not the screens.
  4. carjakester macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
    maybe for note taking? lets you rest your hand on the screen without intreating on the screen so you can write with a stylus or something.
  5. kasakka macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2008
    Probably lots of things, like better detection of false presses (for example if your palm brushes the tablet or something) and also in the future when actual haptic feedback (being able to feel the buttons etc on the screen) becomes a reality.

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