Like other devices from Apple, the alleged iPad Pro release is also becoming a ‘hot’ product from the gadget giant. But the company is pushing the date of iPad Pro’s release to 2016 so that the new device can be launched with exclusive ‘Force Touch’ feature.
So far it was speculated that Apple might release iPad Pro in 2015, but since Apple is reportedly not sure about the type of screen to be used on the device, the release date of the tablet is supposed to be in 2016.
Samsung Display, Japan Display and LG Display are some of the top screen makers with whom Apple is discussing its deal to procure Silver Nanowire-Wound (AgNW) touch screen coating in place of old-fashioned ITO-based screens, as reported by ETNews.
AgNW is the latest screen coating that is far more flexible than ITO-based panels and as per the experts, this coating is quite apt for ‘Force Touch’. Force Touch feature has been already employed in new Macbook and Apple Watch at much reasonable cost and now company is planning to introduce it in iPad Pro. Even the next delivery of iPhones are expected to come with this innovative feature.
However, iPad Pro is rumoured to have sapphire glass panles, which may augment the cost of the device and offset the affordability that is acquired by using the AgNW. So, there is no chance that Apple buyers can avail low cost devices from the company.