Will next year's iPads have 3D Touch?

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  1. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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  2. Tapper123 macrumors member

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    If it becomes very popular on iphone 6s, then probably. If it turns out to be a hardly used gimmick, maybe not.
     
  3. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I would bet on it, much like Touch-ID appeared in the iPads a year after its introduction. The more interesting question is what updates the iPad mini 5 will bring (besides from 3D Touch)?
     
  4. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    It may be technically hard to make 3D Touch on a larger screen.
     
  5. urkel macrumors 68030

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    My feeling is that every iPad out now is a placeholder. Just like how Apple stubbornly resisted far too long on big phone screens, Apple has ignored the Stylus and Keyboard for too long on the iPads. And so next year were going to see a more uniform family of iPads.

    - iPad Mini, Air and Pro
    - 3D Touch
    - Smart Connector
    - Stylus support
    - Reasonable memory

    They'll all be the same machine with the only difference being the screen size. (Whoch is how it should be)

    For me, I actually sold my iPad on preparation for the iPad Pro but I'm deciding to skip and wait for the next ten machines because I feel like if I make an impulse buy now them I'm really going to feel like the machine is incomplete when they all come with 3D Touch and smart accessory options.
     
  6. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably not for the iPad Pro, the touch sensitivity for that is made for the Apple Pencil, adding 3D touch is essentially useless as it kind of already has it. The other problem would be thickness, it could come in the iPads but they will have to be a little bit thicker to support it. And you have that whole taptic engine thing... which will need to be bigger or have multiple ones working in unison. All in all I think 3D touch looks cool, but on a tablet would probably not be as useful or practical.


    Kal.
     
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    If Apple is not making Stylus/Pen for 9.7 inches iPad Air then 3D probably will come to iPad Air next year.
     
  8. IJBrekke macrumors 6502

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    3D Touch is/will be deeply integrated into iOS, which is what every iPad runs. I think it's safe to say that it will be making an appearance on next year's models.
     
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    I wouldn't expect anything more than an iPad Air 3 to be released next year. iPad Pro with the A9X and 4gb of ram definitely won't need an update until 2017. The mini seems to usually play catch up to its bigger brother the Air a year after, so probably not until 2017 when it receives Air 3 type guys.

    I do hope the Air 3 does get 3D Touch and Apple Pencil support though.
     
  10. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    3D Touch could mean thicker iPad= no buy from me.


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  11. urkel, Sep 23, 2015
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    I see a lot of people making that excuse but it just doesn't make sense.

    Pencil - Optional accessory offering precision input method for specialized tasks
    3D Touch - UI element. Evolution of standard finger based commands to perform general system tasks

    They're not the same at all.

    Whats with the skepticism that an electronic device would be incapable of using two motors in sync? Not only is that an easy thing to accomplish, its not even how 3D Touch works.

    The taptic engine isnt trying to wake you up from sleep. The physical response you get is supposed to a sense of immersion into the device so its not supposed to be a single unified vibration. If you're pressing an icon on the right side of a 13" tablet then why would you need a motor on the other end whirring.

    iPad Mini Retina - Thicker for Retina Screen
    iPhone 6S - Thicker for Taptic Engine
    Apple TV (2015) - Thicker for lots o stuffs
    Apple Siri Remote - Thicker for added functionality

    Apple doesn't do it often, but if there is no workaround with current technology other than making a device .2mm thicker than they'll do it. And when technology catches up to their goals then they'll shrink it again. So for someone to claim to not buy a product with more functionality because of .2mm thickness is impractical.


    No offense, but you should bookmark this thread so you can read your comments next year. You'll probably wonder what you were talking about too.
     
  12. Kal-037, Sep 23, 2015
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    I am sorry my friend, but starting a sentence with "no offense" is just an attempted excuse for one to say or write something condescending or patronizing and thinking it's okay to do so.
    Thanks, but i'm not going to bookmark this thread because you think I need to learn about what I am talking about.
    Honestly, it really is cool you know more about 3D touch and other technologies. I'm being serious, (knowledge is the bees knees,) :) but please don't treat me like i'm 5.
    It's not offensive to me, it's just a show of your character and can put a negative damper on the nice atmosphere MRs has, (which I enjoy.)
    Turning back to main subject... I really just don't like having a super slim device turned thicker for the next gen. I hope Apple can find a way not to do that. Sure my POV could change down the road, 3D touch could turn out to be incredible and I won't care as much about a little added thickness, but as it stands: my view is my view. I upgrade my devices for their power and performance, and like the thin and light design they have as well. If 3D touch can add to that boost though, then I would probably jump on that upgrade. But I won't come and look back and regret the comments I just made. Why would that even matter? lol
    Talk about me having no life if I did that. lol ;)


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    Not every device needs every feature. We will never see a year where a line-up will be unified, every category pushes in a direction different to the other, if Apple can merge technology for a practical purpose then it will.
     
  14. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see 3D Touch as a mere feature. It's an OS level function for interaction with software, and if it starts being used more extensively within apps themselves as well as the OS, it leads to a level of fragmentation among iOS devices that can cause problems. Right now, most popular apps are going to be developed for both iPhone and iPad, but what happens when they start implementing 3D Touch features, and worse what if those features are core aspects of the software?
     
  15. Smeaton1724 macrumors 6502a

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    It is a feature. :p
     
  16. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    I want to sell my air and get a pro but this is the main reason I am considering waiting. I am getting my phone tomorrow and I will see how integrated it really is and if I use it a lot. If I do, then I will just keep the air for another year and get the pro2 or whatever.
     
  17. Cayden macrumors 6502a

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    I'd rather 3D Touch actually built into the display than have it in the stylus. Do we know if the shortcuts work when using the Apple Pencil like they do using 3D Touch on the iPhones?
     
  18. mdridwan47 macrumors 6502

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    I'm very sure Apple will introduce 3D Touch in future iPad's. They spent a lot of dough developing this breakthrough technology. And when Apple makes new technologies they comes first on iPhone and eventually makes their way to other iOS products (like Retina Display, Siri, Touch ID, Lightning connector, 64-bit chip etc). 3D Touch is not just a gimmick. It's the 2nd generation of touch input and Apple will ship it with every new iOS device they make. It will bring new kinds of inputs for Gaming, Apps and general interactions with our iOS devices. Apple also gave a hint when Phil Schiller said Live Photos will work on iPads as well. Live photos works best with 3D touch so it's a clear giveaway. So yeah, Apple will definitely bring 3D Touch to next year's iPads.

    And here are the patents that confirms Apple will bring 3D Touch to iPads.

    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patent...ce-touch-for-the-ipad-magic-mouse-beyond.html

    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patent...h-patent-for-the-ipad-surfaces-in-europe.html

    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patent...nt-brush-and-interacting-with-3d-buttons.html
     

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