3D Touch comes to iPad Pro thanks to clever Apple Pencil hack

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The iPad Pro is the most impressive tablet Apple’s ever created, but it’s missing one killer feature: 3D Touch.

Developer Hamza Sood has found a clever workout around though that brings Peek and Pop features to the iPad Pro, and it’s all made possible thanks to the pressure sensitive features of the Apple Pencil.

Check it out:

Apple didn’t include pressure sensor on the iPad Pro’s display — like on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. To mimic 3D Touch, Sood hooked the Apple Pencil pressure data to parts of iOS that drive the 3D Touch engine. Once certain thresholds for pressure are met the peek and pop features are activated, but they’re not supported on the iPad.

Apple hasn’t revealed any plans to bring 3D Touch to the iPad anytime soon, but if you’re eager to try it out on your iPad Pro, Sood detailed how he pulled off the hack on Github.

Via: 9to5Mac