Apple could use updated touch panel technology in its much–mooted iPad Pro, reports suggest, allowing for multiple pressure levels to be used when interacting with the device.
Similar tech, called Force Touch, is already being used in the new Apple Watch.
According to supply chain sources in Korea, Apple has asked companies, including LG and Samsung, to deliver touch panels using so–called AgNW technology.
This offers greater sensitivity than the screens currently used in the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini.
With the large scale iPad Pro said to be aimed at business and creative users, a touch panel that could recognise pressure as well as swipes could allow for improved drawing and writing capabilities.
The same sources suggest that any panel using AgNW will not be seen in the wild until 2016, pointing towards the iPad Pro hitting shelves next year.
Previous rumours had pegged the device for release before Christmas.
The iPad Pro is said to feature a 12.9–inch screen and come with dual speakers, NFC and a USB–C connector.
Meanwhile, Force Touch tech has also been rumoured to be making an appearance in the iPhone 6S, due to go on sale later this year.
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