“Apple is indeed working on a larger iPad which will feature a number of changes, including an all-new Bluetooth stylus accessory with pressure sensitivity, support for Force Touch input, and a USB-C connector,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“A person familiar with Apple’s future product plans has revealed that the company is in fact working on an all-new iPad with a larger 12.9-inch display,” Hughes reports. “This person said that Apple is expected to include an NFC radio within the new 12.9-inch iPad. While tap-to-pay functionality in an iPad is unlikely, the inclusion of NFC could allow for an “iPad Pro” to serve as a payment receiving terminal for Apple Pay.”
“The inclusion of NFC could also allow for simplified pairing with accessories, such as the new stylus said to be in the works,” Hughes reports. “Apple’s stylus will connect via Bluetooth, and that it will feature pressure-sensitive input. The screen itself will also reportedly sense pressure from fingertips, as Apple is said to be planning to bring its Force Touch input to the 12.9-inch iPad.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Sounds just like our next iPads!
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