Apple iPad Pro users can now enjoy the highly-desirable 3D Touch functionality with Apple Pencil, thanks to the hacked iOS 9 software released by renowned iOS developer, Hamza Sood. The lack of the 3D Touch functionality on iPad Pro has not deterred the intuitive capabilities of Apple Pencil, as the developer has successfully linked the relevant bits of jailbroken iOS 9 to transform the pressure data from Apple Pencil and correlate it into 3D Touch responses.
As 9To5Mac reports, this exquisite feat of mapping pressure data to specific 3D Touch responses has been possible, due to an array of sensors on the Apple Pencil that enable it to read individual layers of pressure data for painting, writing and sketching.
If you are still sceptical, check out the brief video tutorial posted by Sood on Twitter:
— Hamza Sood (@hamzasood) November 23, 2015
The video clearly depicts various special 3D Touch functions like Peek and Pop being performed on the iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil. It is quite amazing to see Apple's technology being used for different purposes such as creating utility tools like a synthesizer and weight scale.
Interested users may go ahead and find the complete details of the work including the source code on GitHub.