Will new Ipad Pros have haptic feedback?

Bondadasorg

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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?
 

polee

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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?
 
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nutriousmitten

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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.
 

jjk454ss

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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;)
 

Bondadasorg

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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....
 

Planky

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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.
OR two Or more iPhone Taptic Engines at different locations in the iPad to give a "localised" effect...
 
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XTheLancerX

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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.
 

Prozak0820

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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.
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.
 

Relentless Power

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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.
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.
 

goobot

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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.
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.
 
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Tapiture

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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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