LAST-MINUTE rumour: The iPad 3 Will Have A Textured Touchscreen

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Here’s one final, unconfirmed rumour just ahead of Apple’s iPad 3 (or HD) launch this afternoon.Pocket Lint reports that a company called Senseg was commissioned by Apple to bring a special kind of “textured” touchscreen technology to the iPad 3. It uses haptic feedback to make the screen feel like a variety of different surfaces.

For example, if an app displays sand, the screen will feel rough. If it displays silk, it’ll feel smooth.

You get the idea. 

Pocket Lint says they tried Senseg’s tech on a prototype tablet at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. They were impressed. 

We’re not entirely confident Pocket Lint’s report will turn out to be true. But Apple’s invitation to its big announcement did say “We have something you really have to see. And touch.”

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