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iPad Pro said to feature Force Touch and a stylus

by Jacob Kleinman | August 19, 2015August 19, 2015 6:32 am PDT

The long-rumored iPad Pro is looking more and more likely. A new report from trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo could reveal one new detail about the alleged super-sized tablet.

According to 9to5Mac, Kuo believes that the iPad Pro will feature an optional “Force Touch-enabled stylus.” We assume that means the device’s rumored 12.9-inch screen will be a massive Force Touch pad that works with a specialized stylus. The report isn’t very clear though, suggesting Apple could pack the haptic feedback technology into the stylus instead.

Meanwhile, a separate report from analytics firm Appsee claims to confirm the iPad Pro’s existence. The device was allegedly spotted being tested with the model number iPad6,8 and a resolution of 2,048×2,732 pixels. That’s a big step up from the iPad Air 2 (2048 x 1536 pixels), suggesting it could come with a significantly larger screen.

Evidence of an iPad Pro keeps stacking up, but we’re still not totally sold on these rumors. The idea that Apple would offer a stylus, which Steve Jobs famously mocked, is a particularly big red flag. Then again, it turns out the company may have been testing different digital pen designs for years.

If the iPad Pro really does arrive this year you can expect Apple to unveil the new tablet sometime in October when the iPad series typically gets refreshed.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...