“Actuators beneath the display would create bumps or ridges in the display to simulate buttons and other virtual objects,” Lovejoy reports. “The patent also describes a speaker and microphone that could work through the display, potentially making for sleeker and more water-resistant devices.”
Lovejoy reports, “The concept, which was briefly rumored for the iPhone 6 earlier in the year, builds on the Force Touch technology used in the Apple Watch, which Apple describes as using ‘tiny electrodes around the flexible Retina display to distinguish between a light tap and a deep press.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]