“Analyst Skye Chen believes that all iDevices would be Force Touch-ready by 2017, while demand for related components would grow at a CAGR of 56 percent during 2015-2017” Swanson reports. “The technology is also expected to be adopted for the MacBook keyboard by 2017.”
“Chen also mentioned that the technology had evolved to enable human-machine interface, such that a virtual reality experience can be created,” Swanson reports. “Although VR is currently being used for gaming, Chen expects Force Touch to enable users in the future to feel objects that appear on their smartphone.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The ability to “feel” keys on your iPad Pro and other iOS devices would help to obviate the need still felt by some for a physical keyboard. Imagine a “MacBook” whose “keyboard” is really a display.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]