iPad Pro Hacked To Enable 3D Touch – Video

Uzair Ghani
Posted Nov 25, 2015
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The iPad Pro does not have a 3D Touch display. That luxury currently lies with iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users, with the larger tablet from Cupertino left out of the party for some reason, despite seeing an announcement alongside the flagship smartphone lineup. But, thanks to a cunning developer, 3D Touch has been enabled on the iPad Pro using a simple hack.

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3D Touch Peek And Pop Come To iPad Pro Using A Hack

The way 3D Touch works on the iPad Pro is actually quite interesting. Since the iPad Pro does not have the necessary hardware to support 3D Touch, but on a software level, the feature does exist, and using the pressure data of the Apple Pencil, Hamza Sood was able to unlock the feature, with Peek and Pop being the order of the day.

Check out the video demonstration below to see 3D Touch in action on the iPad Pro.

Although 3D Touch would have made a lot of sense on the iPad Pro given its ginormous screen real estate, but the company had to make room for the Apple Pencil somewhere, and sacrificing 3D Touch was the obvious choice. Besides, if Apple did ship its tablet with a 3D Touch display, then who would buy the $99 Apple Pencil, right? We hope you’re following us here.

3D Touch is, quite frankly, an amazing feature that allows you to quickly ‘Peek’ and ‘Pop’ into photos, emails, messages and whatnot. While said feature is still too early in its lifecycle to be as functional it should be, but given its current state, Apple has done a mighty fine job with its implementation.

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Since 3D Touch (not Force Touch) made its big debut along with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, we’re certain that it would expand to other range of devices as well, and the iPad seems to be the logical recipient of the feature. The rate at which innovation is taking place, we’re certain that the next iPad Pro model would definitely carry 3D Touch alongside it, allowing designers and general users alike to experience something absolutely immersive other than simple taps and swipes without an Apple Pencil.

It would be interesting to see how the future shapes up in terms of 3D Touch, and we’re hoping that Apple will expand the feature further than just Peek and Pop gestures, kinda like how Apple pushed the boundaries of Touch ID with the release of iOS 8.

Be sure to let us know in the comments section what you think about today’s video.

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