Apple files patent application for tactile feedback keyboard
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Another Apple patent application revealed this week deals with multi-touch sensors that use a transparent touch surface and does not require an opaque surface as is necessary with current technology because of the way that circuitry must be placed behind electrodes. This patent application, called "Multipoint Touch Surface Controller" includes drive electronics that stimulate the multi-touch sensor and circuits for reading the sensor together in one integrated package. The difference to current multi-touch tech has to do with the limits of today's circuits to detect touch because of the larger size of the unit.
The two patents mesh with one found in October that showed how ten individual fingers and two resting palms could be identified separately which would allow for unprecedented integration of typing, resting, pointing, scrolling, 3D manipulation, and handwriting into a versatile, ergonomic computer input device." Put this all together and it seems that Apple is about to rock our world again.
source: AppleInsider via BGR
5. E.N. (Posts: 2415; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I don't really care about the computer, but I know that if whatever they are planning to do with the iPhone is successful, you guys just have to wait a few months before all the touch screen phones in the market have it. So I guess you don't really have to be a fan considering how you benefit regardless.
6. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
en, if they patent the techonlogy (which they just have) noone else will have the tech unless apple liscences it out. im sure they eventually will, but not before making proper use of their exclusive rights to it :)
8. E.N. (Posts: 2415; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Well one can always find ways to go around a patent. It probably won't be the same, but it can be very similar. Apple has an approved patent for the all famous, wanted, and talked about multitouch but many phones are getting it regardless. But who cares right now, this is just subjective thinking. I was just trying to point something out.
2. tuminatr (Posts: 715; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
hmmm looks like apple is gonna have something like the storm
4. deschats (Posts: 193; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
I am thinking its more of an accessory for the iphone.
11. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Yea it's hard to imagine someone wanting to copy a failure...
12. madesina (Posts: 24; Member since: 05 Oct 2008)
Obviously you don't get it. His comment was witty. And at the same time yea, it does sound something like what the storm had, feature-wise. And to add, I agree with what the other person said, anything Apple do, others will copy in due course, I'm sure. I'm using an HTC, I love it, will argue to the moon its better than an iPhone, but truly, I know when comparing speed and reliability on my phone to an iphone .. well.. i cant bring myself to say, but i know.
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