The panel could use Force Touch technology

Apple’s rumoured iPad Pro to feature new flexible touch panel?

Apple may be exploring the possibility of installing its rumoured iPad Pro with an improved touch panel.

According to reports, the panel uses silver nano wire material instead of ITO-based clear film.

It will allegedly also have greater accuracy and sensitivity and will be able to recognise multiple pressure levels, which will allow the device to carry out Apple’s Force Touch functionality.

South Korea’s Electronic Games reports that Apple has requested samples of the touch panel ready for mass-production from LG Display, Samsung Display, Japan Display, as well as other major manufacturers.

The 12.9-inch device is also rumoured to launch late this year, and is set to feature a built-in NFC chip, an A-series processor, plus a USB-C port.

Other reports have also suggested that Apple may pair the device with a stylus as an optional add-on.

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