Immersion sues Apple over 3D Touch and other haptic technology
The plaintiff says that the 3D Touch / Force Touch system that Apple uses on the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and the Apple Watch, infringes on a patent for a technology called "shared feedback". The patent does not cover a method of recognizing the intensity of the touch, but it does specify how the software could show preview info through a light press from the user or take action through a firm one.
The haptic technology licensor also says that all iPhones starting with the 6th generation and all three Apple Watch models make use of patented technology that describes how touch screens could offer "tactile sensations". Furthermore, Immersion says that these devices also infringe on a patent that specifies how devices could offer different feedbacks depending on the performed action.
If Immersion is successful in its court battle against Apple, it will seek damages for intellectual property infringement. At the moment, the extent of these damages is unknown.
1334 x 750 pixels
12 MP (Single camera)
5 MP front
- Hardware Apple A9 APL0898, 2GB RAM
- Storage 128GB, not expandable
- Battery 1715 mAh
Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015
posted on Feb 13, 2016, 2:46 PM 0
Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014
posted on Feb 13, 2016, 1:33 PM 0
Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014
posted on Feb 12, 2016, 1:36 AM 1
Posts: 134; Member since: Dec 12, 2014
posted on Feb 12, 2016, 2:27 AM 5
Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 22, 2015
posted on Feb 11, 2016, 9:46 PM 0
Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016
posted on Feb 11, 2016, 9:20 PM 1
Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010
posted on Feb 11, 2016, 8:55 PM 3
posted on Feb 11, 2016, 8:48 PM 0
Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014
posted on Feb 11, 2016, 9:05 PM 3
posted on Feb 12, 2016, 4:40 AM 0
posted on Feb 11, 2016, 9:50 PM 6
posted on Feb 11, 2016, 11:10 PM 0
Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013
posted on Feb 11, 2016, 8:26 PM 15
posted on Feb 11, 2016, 8:50 PM 1
PhoneArena Comments Rules
A discussion is a place, where people can voice their opinion, no matter if it is positive, neutral or negative. However, when posting, one must stay true to the topic, and not just share some random thoughts, which are not directly related to the matter.
Things that are NOT allowed:
- Off-topic talk - you must stick to the subject of discussion
- Trolling - see a description
- Flame wars
- Offensive, hate speech - if you want to say something, say it politely
- Spam/Advertisements - these posts are deleted
- Multiple accounts - one person can have only one account
- Impersonations and offensive nicknames - these accounts get banned
Moderation is done by humans. We try to be as objective as possible and moderate with zero bias. If you think a post should be moderated - please, report it.
Have a question about the rules or why you have been moderated/limited/banned? Please, contact us.
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):