Apple files for patent on haptic feedback system
0. phoneArena posted on 22 Mar 2012, 07:35
You might remember that when all of those phones that claimed to be "iPhone killers" were launched, most of them had haptic feedback while the iPhone did not; now a patent filing reveals that the Cupertino based firm is seeking a patent on its own haptic feedback system...
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1. andro. posted on 22 Mar 2012, 07:46 14 6
If Apple gets a haptic feedback patent it better be the very very specific version of it and not given generic version of it as haptic feedback has been in phones for years now and would border on the ridiculous!
That saying the haptic feedbacks mentioned in the blackberry storms were terrible and caused so many faults and problems
12. darkkjedii posted on 22 Mar 2012, 09:49 4 2
Man andro I hated that feature on the storm. Ho rri ble!!!
27. stealthd posted on 22 Mar 2012, 16:09 0 1
Yes, that's how patents work. Thanks for stating the obvious.
3. darktranquillity posted on 22 Mar 2012, 07:52 10 3
So i guess from now on if a non apple user apply the same amount of pressure on phone screen as a apple user intends to apply, he will be screwed with litigations for patent violation?
4. PimpStrong posted on 22 Mar 2012, 07:58 6 1
Boy I thought Apple was patent trolling again. Trying to get royalties.
6. frydaexiii posted on 22 Mar 2012, 08:25 6 9
ARE...YOU...F^&%^*&...SERIOUS??? WTF is their problem? If they're selling so well why are they so afraid of other companies...Only reason would be because they know they're losing...
14. darkkjedii posted on 22 Mar 2012, 09:51 5 4
It seems all they've done is come out with their wn unique system for it. If that's the case, then they should patent it.
31. Lucas777 posted on 22 Mar 2012, 19:02 2 0
did u even read what u said? so u think if a company is ahead, they should not look towards any other technologies as that would show they are losing? seriously?
and this patent appears to show haptic feedback in a different way than anyone else has done… so i dont think its a general patent as many have rushed to the conclusion of
7. Sniggly posted on 22 Mar 2012, 08:38 12 5
Just one more example of Apple taking an idea from the competition and implementing it while accusing the competition of stealing everything from them.
I have no problem with the former part, just the latter. If Apple weren't so litigous i wouldn't have an issue with them improving their devices. And haptic feedback is an improvement. People who try the keyboards on Android phones constantly comment on how much they like the vibrating response.
16. iamcc posted on 22 Mar 2012, 09:59 3 0
I actually like it but as long as it's mild vibration. I don't like the ones that are too strong.
23. andro. posted on 22 Mar 2012, 12:27 2 0
I generally leave it off aswell,its a bit of a battery hog over time if you are a heavy texter also. Haptic feedbacks are fine,its the noisy click click noises that people leave turned on on theirs phones when they press the keys thats really frustrating
28. htc_prep posted on 22 Mar 2012, 16:31 0 0
This seems like Apples way of beating Microsoft and their idea of creating a virtual keyboard that vibrates in the form of the letter or create an actual combo physical and vibration keyboard to the punch rather than monopolize that feature. Just my 2 cents.
8. bragzter posted on 22 Mar 2012, 08:39 5 1
Apple is playing catch up with the rest of the industry and are trying to make it look like they're doing it better. They had better not get this, because I already smell injunction lawsuits coming against every single competitor.
10. good2great posted on 22 Mar 2012, 08:55 0 2
are any of you folks commenting CEO's of cell phone manufacturing companies?
if not, why are yall so MAD about this???
at most, apple will be receiving royalties from mobile phones who have it... yall act like they are gonna BAN all non apple devices that use it... COME ON people!
18. bayusuputra posted on 22 Mar 2012, 11:34 2 0
"at most, apple will be receiving royalties from mobile phones who have it"
yeah, that's exactly the problem, dumbass.. if apple get this and start suing others, we as customers will have to pay more. for what? for this stupid litigation thing!
if apple wants to patent it, go ahead, but make-so-effing-sure that the patent is very specific, and not just "haptic feedback when user touches the screen".. and don't start suing everybody else who uses different method of vibration feedback..
gosh, i think i will see the adult toy companies being sued as well..
15. darkkjedii posted on 22 Mar 2012, 09:54 1 1
Motorola so itso facto google has more patents than apple. So y wouldn't apple apply for a patent if they've developed their own unique haptic system. What wrong with that people?
19. bayusuputra posted on 22 Mar 2012, 11:36 2 1
i don't have anything against it as long as the patent is for that specific unique method.. and apple better not suing others who have different methods..
what i can see is apple will get this specific patent, but will start suing everybody else who got haptic feedback on their devices..
17. darkkjedii posted on 22 Mar 2012, 09:59 1 3
All auto makers have damping system technology, however Chevy developed a specific system for the Corvette zr1. They patented it,and now rake in millions from Ferrari,lambo, and nascar for it's use. Apple would b stupid not patent something if they think it's worth it to do it.
20. bayusuputra posted on 22 Mar 2012, 11:38 2 1
the difference is Chevy didn't patent it and start suing everybody, but they OFFER the technology, and others buy it.. and that's how apple should do it.. not blindly patenting anything that cross their mind and start suing everybody else..
29. htc_prep posted on 22 Mar 2012, 16:45 0 0
It's yet to be seen to be seen they will try to get sue happy. Patents dont act retroactively so phones produced before this is enacted are exempt and as long as phones aren't using this exact delivery method future haptic feedback is safe. Products services laws and ideas are always improved upon. Someone had to refine haptic feed back. That just is part of life and evolution.
21. bayusuputra posted on 22 Mar 2012, 11:40 1 0
Like i always said, i don't really hate apple products, i just hate how they behave like a predator in their business.. it's like, "there should only be one tech company in the world, that's apple, the rest must either bow, or disappear.."
and that's tyranny i must say..
24. skymitch89 posted on 22 Mar 2012, 12:58 0 0
And hopefully they don't get it because then basically every smartphone ever made that has haptic feedback will be in violation, and some feature phones as well.
25. EclipseGSX posted on 22 Mar 2012, 13:53 0 0
Ah yes I loved my Instinct back in the day. Pretty stupid they weren't the first to use it but want to patent it like they were.
26. drtech (banned) posted on 22 Mar 2012, 14:38 0 1
So many dumb trolls. Apple isn't trying to patent haptic feedback. They're trying to patent their own unique method of using it.
30. jmoita2 posted on 22 Mar 2012, 17:08 2 0
Next,Apple is going to patent car chargers and blue tooth headsets. Get a grip!!!
32. kcombs posted on 23 Mar 2012, 12:00 1 0
I don't know what the big deal is, first thing I did when I got my Galaxy Note was turn haptic feedback off. not something I care to use.