“The Apple rumor mill was set abuzz this week by the latest iPhone note from KGI Security’s Ming-Chi Kuo — a Taiwanese supply-chain analyst whose reports about future Apple products have proved so prescient in the past that they bordered on industrial espionage,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“This week’s note lists 11 features of the next iPhone,” P.E.D. reports. “But the most important change, the ‘biggest selling point,’ according to Kuo, will be the addition of Force Touch, Apple’s patented technology for creating the tactile illusion of a pressure-sensitive screen.”
“It’s a powerful illusion, as anyone who has played with the Apple Watch or the new MacBooks can attest. Press hard on the MacBook’s trackpad and you get what feels and sounds like a ‘click.’ The trackpad isn’t actually moving; the sensation of movement is created by vibrating motors (Apple’s “Taptic Engine”) pushing back on your fingers,” P.E.D. reports. “It’s a cool feature. It adds another dimension — literally — to the user interface. You can scroll. You can tap. You can press.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote back in February:
And Android, littered across a veritable junkyard full of disparate devices, will not be able to follow.