“On May 28, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to Force Touch and Intensity manipulation of objects on a display of an iDevice such an iPad,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Apple tells us that this could be of importance in a future graphics and/or presentation applications,” Purcher reports. “The invention could apply to a using force of a finger or a future Apple or third party stylus.”

Purcher reports, “Apple also touches on ‘tactile output,'” Purcher reports. “Apple’s patent focuses on a ‘Virtual Brush’ as well a 3D buttons on a touch display.”

Red more, and see Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Force Touch, as we’ve just begin to see with Apple Watch and MacBooks, is already becoming a very powerful addition to the iOS, OS X, and Watch OS user interfaces. We can;t wait for Force Touch-enabled iPhones and iPads (and Magic Trackpads)!


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