Will new Ipad Pros have haptic feedback?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Bondadasorg, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Bondadasorg macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2016
    I dig this feature on the iphone 7 - wondering if it'll be on the new ipad pros. Don't see anything about this online. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
  2. polee, Mar 11, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2017

    polee macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    That's what I have been trying to find out too. So far, there has been no mention of this. Would anyone care to enlighten me on this too?
  3. nutriousmitten macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2017
    I think the argument against it is that the (for lack of a better term) "motor" has to be significantly larger to be able to handle the larger screen area of an IPad.

    Larger motor and bigger screen may mean more quality control issues, and at very least, may mean 1 to 3 mm thicker, so that's a no go.

    Would definitely be useful. As would quicker Touch ID, as once you use an IPhone 7, going back to the older Touch ID makes you think something isn't working.
  4. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    That would be awesome for deaf people like me. My LG 8' tablet has one so why not, Apple?
  5. jjk454ss macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    I've always wanted this, hope they add it at some point. Not sure I'd sacrafice size for it though, I'd like the best of both worlds;)
  6. Bondadasorg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2016
    The part I'd dig would be having a responsive home button. So much prefer the home button on the iphone 7 to the ipad home button, which you have to depress. On, apple....
  7. Planky, Mar 12, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2017

    Planky macrumors regular

    May 24, 2009
    The Sunny Isle of Wight
    OR two Or more iPhone Taptic Engines at different locations in the iPad to give a "localised" effect...
  8. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000


    Aug 20, 2014
    NY, USA
    Imagine if it was just like a giant MacBook trackpad, the way it felt. That would be amazing. They'd have to use at least 4 vibration motors though, like they do in the MacBook, one in each corner I believe. Could be wrong though. That would be tough to fit in with the stereo speakers and battery especially.
  9. Prozak0820 macrumors 6502


    May 14, 2015
    Tampa, Florida
    Four of them would be great. Especially for games. Left and right vibrations. Or maybe the top are stronger in game and the lower are weaker just to add some effect.
    And it would be nice to finally have vibrate in the iPad. I wake up using vibrations not sound because I find it more annoying It actually wakes me up.
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I too would like to see vibration/3D Touch implemented into the the new iPad. Tim Cook quoted that implementing 3D Touch into the iPhone was very difficult, so I can only imagine the level of difficulty with the larger display or interface with 3D Touch Into the iPad.
  11. Kal-037 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    I imagine the new iPads will have the haptic home button just not an engine for the entire iPad, plus I'm not sure what purpose it would even serve.

  12. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    The A10 is a lot better on battery so they could reduce it a little and still have the same battery life. They will probably remove the headphone jack at some point which would also free up space.
  13. Tapiture macrumors 65816


    Oct 1, 2016
    The reason iPad doesn't have Taptic feedback is because they have such a large surface area, they'd need to have multiple, large devices to accomplish a full-device Taptic. And this would take up valuable space - space that could be used for battery or storage. Additionally iPhone and Apple Watch have Taptics because they are devices that you keep in your pocket or wear on your wrist, so a vibration is successful in alerting you. iPad is usually kept in a backpack or on a desk, where vibrations don't serve much purpose. So no, they most likely will not introduce Taptics to iPad.

    Also as a user I can tell you iPhone 6S was the first iPhone to have a Taptic Engine not iPhone 7.

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