“Apple has been working on force sensors for touch displays, a future version of the Magic Mouse right through to the Apple Watch for some time now,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“Since this feature will debut with Apple Watch in April, force sensors could be on track to move to other devices over time including the Magic Mouse, the iPad and iPhone,” Purcher reports. “In fact a rumor recently surfaced about this feature being aimed for next-gen iPhones.”
“Today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple which actually combines more than 24 patents into a single patent application,” Purcher reports. “One of the key aspects of the invention relates to devices that could detect a first portion of a gesture on a touch-sensitive surface, including detecting intensity of a respective contact of the gesture.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]
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