Apple's iPad Pro To Debute In 2016 With Silver Nanowire Touch Panel

According to the latest reports out of Korea, Apple's much-mooted oversized slate has been pushed back until next year, with the tablet said to boast all new silver nanowire (AgNW) display technology.

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Apple's iPad Pro To Debute In 2016 With Silver Nanowire Touch Panel

The AgNW panel will reportedly replace the industry-standard tin oxide coated display of past iPads, enabling improved pressure sensitivity levels and lower production costs.

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Silver nanowire touch panels are more flexible than current touch technologies. The report suggested that the material could better understand the pressure placed by a person's fingertip, suggesting that nanowire is more conducive for bringing Force Touch technology to the iPad.

Apple's iPad Pro To Debute In 2016 With Silver Nanowire Touch Panel

Earlier this month that the 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" will indeed include Force Touch input, sensing varying levels of pressure. The new touch input method is currently available on the Apple Watch, as well as the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and all-new 12-inch MacBook.

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The larger iPad is also expected to feature NFC technology, which could allow it to serve as a payment receiving terminal for Apple Pay. It's also rumored to feature a USB-C port and a new Bluetooth-based stylus accessory for more input methods.

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