iPad Pro to pack Force Touch, plenty of pixels, optional stylus

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The iPad Pro could delay the iPad Air, cancel the iPad mini.
The iPad Pro is coming.
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The 12.9-inch iPad Pro will boast an impressive 2,048-pixel x 2,732-pixel display, come with Force Touch technology, and be here by Christmas, according to new reports.

For those who are worried that the device will turn its back on Steve Jobs’ “no stylus” rule by coming with a pen-shaped accessory, have no fear: the iPad Pro’s rumored stylus is also said to be a completely optional add-on.

Force Touch makes early appearance on iPhone in new concept video

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Here's what Force Touch may look like on the iPhone 6s.
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A new video mockup shows how Force Touch might work on the iPhone 6s, the less-expensive Apple smartphone expected to hit shelves next month.

Given that we’ve already seen how Force Touch is implemented on the Apple Watch and MacBook, this neat conceptual video shows some of the many ways we may use the technology in new iPhones.

Gene Munster thinks 2017 will be Apple Watch’s breakout year

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The Apple Watch may be a slow builder.

For all those people writing off the Apple Watch as a failure just a few months after its launch, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has a simple message: Slow down on the quick judgments.

In a new note to investors, Munster claims that the Apple Watch is doing about as well as he expected so far, but doesn’t predict that it will truly hit its stride until 2017 — when sales of the wearable device will be around 40 million units, or approximately 9 percent of Apple’s revenue.

Here are his full comments:

The Apple Watch Sport could debut in gold and rose gold later this year

The iPhone 6s will reportedly launch in rose gold, alongside a similarly colored Apple Watch Sport.
The iPhone 6s will reportedly launch in rose gold, alongside a similarly colored Apple Watch Sport.
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A reputable analyst is predicting the Apple Watch Sport will come in yellow and rose gold. And we won’t have to wait for the Apple Watch 2 to get those colors: They’ll be available alongside the iPhone 6s later this year.