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Apple iPad 3 /iPad HD To Feature New Texture Display Technology

One more rumour that has emerged surrounding the launch of the iPad 3 is that the tablet will use a new technology that will make the display "haptic", in other words adding texture to objects on the screen when touch.

According to Charles Arthur from the Guardian, this could be a definite possibility, and Arthur says that the Senseg E-Sense technology could well be the chosen one.

The Finnish start up has been understandably shy about any relationship it has with Apple and many of Senseg's employees have denied any links between Apple and the company.

The Guardian describes the E-Sense technology as being based on "Tixels" which are induced by electric fields from elements embedded around the screen, possibly in the bezel itself.

Such changes can make areas of the screen "rough, ridged or rounded". Arguably although this technology is quite innovative it comes with a number of unknowns.

What will the power consumption be, what about durability, how will it cope with screen protectors and whether it affect the screen's brightness are just some of the many questions that may be asked. has a live blog of the event from London, covering the pre-iPad 3 buzz happening in the hours prior to the launch, rumours and the launch itself on Wednesday 7th. We suggest that you follow and bookmark this real-time live blog thread.

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