Report claims the iPhone 6's "secret weapon" is a new type of a haptic feedback system

Report claims the iPhone 6's
There are quite a few things to be excited about when talking the upcoming iPhone 6, at least from what we've heard so far. These, among other, include a much larger, 4.7-inch screen, and a more feature-rich and open iOS 8 operating system. According to a new report from China, however, the iPhone 6's "secret weapon" is something else entirely.

This may sound like nothing major at first, but the ramification could be great: the iPhone 6 will apparently get a new type of vibrator that will create haptic feedback by allowing for varying levels of vibration intensity -- from soft for quick taps through the setting menu, to rough when crashing into yet another pipe in Flappy Bird, for example. The new system can also provide different feedback depending on the area of the screen you're interacting with. This will provide app developers with a whole new level of customization that can, if executed right, make their products even more immersive.

Looking at the practical consequences of using a more advanced system, cost is obviously at the very top of the list. Apparently, this new gadget will cost three times as much as the unit found in the iPhone 5s. Don't fret though -- that one costs less than $1, meaning that Apple may be willing to stomach the costs itself. Let's hope so!


source: Laoyaoba (translated) via G For Games

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  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
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  • Storage 128 GB
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62 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 6728; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I don't see how this will keep its existing user base happy. Its not like this is rocket science here.

7. Daboss

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

Dude just wait until its anounced. I remember the funny comments about siri, now see what apple's idea brought us; google now, cortana.

11. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Google Now was in development 5 years before Siri came out. It was going to come out in that form whether Apple bought and integrated Siri or not. Also, Siri wasn't Apple's idea. They bought it from Siri, Inc., stripped it of functionality and limited it to the iPhone 4S when the original dev had it available for all iPhones and was pushing versions for Android & Blackberry.

13. Daboss

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

If I buy your idea, its mine!

45. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

But android fans will still be telling it's not your great idea.

61. steedsofwar unregistered

You own the idea but you never thought of the idea nor did you create it. You still bought it from someone else. That some one else came up with the idea. Nobody is disputing the ownership of the idea, just the origin and the brains for it. You clearly missed the point.

44. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Siri has also been in development for long before google now was released. And if was google now in development since 2006 why they didn't released it before Siri ? You can't say it would go out in the same form even without Siri as it didn't happened that way. Android also wasn't google's idea. After they bought Siri they actually added new features, integrating her with the system, giving her sophisticated voice, and made it way faster, and all of that required an state of the art dualcore processor at that time.

55. kryme

Posts: 467; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

wen siri was release it was in beta.... wen google now was release it was out of beta.... and i been talking to android phones since forever esp on the mytouch....

49. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

development for 5 years before Siri? Is there a source for that?

51. stealthd unregistered

Android was in development long before the iPhone was announced and we all know how different it would have been without the iPhone. Siri came out in a time when Android had some limited voice commands. The fact is competition puts pressure on companies to make their products and services better, so if you think that Siri didn't put any pressure on Google to make Google Now better, I'd say you're dead wrong.

56. kryme

Posts: 467; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

apple did not develop siri.... voice command of froyo is just the same as google now just upgrades.... and google now is still way advance than siri....

52. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And SIRI was purchaased by Apple.

29. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Same comments about Siri are still here. Apple didn't invent there. Google had it long before Apple. And there was many third party apps before. Apple just bought one of them(not eve the best) and made the marketing. Magic

46. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Same anti-Apple comments are still here. What got google long before Apple ? Yeah there were some voice controls for PC's but nothing like that on a phone. And yes Apple bought an 3rd party App which wasn't the best, but they saw potential in it and made it into a flagship feature that deserved to be marketed and that all anti-Apple fans will be trying to play down forever.

62. steedsofwar unregistered

Are you kidding? Even anecdotally speaking, all my iBuddies said that siri was a lame overhyped feature. My iBuddies on an iPhone 4 were very incensed they didn't get it, for no reason at all. Then they realised it was a gimmick. Even tech sites and reviews and polls said they don't find much utility in Siri and some would say the same for Google Now. I on the other hand use Google Now a lot. My partner hates me because of that, LOL.

32. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

It wasn't their idea. They purchased it. And there were already existing apps. Yes, even for Google. Heck, my Nokia n97 even had voice activated features. WAY before siri. Never been a fan of the vibration or "rumble" features. Turned it off on my X box and PS3. BIG battery killer

47. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Yes it was their idea to purchase it. Whatever apps, but I would like to see your "voice activated features" (making your wife actively angry trough a voice call doesn't count) on your Nokia, since I didn't find any on all my Nokia phones

33. MEeee

Posts: 395; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Voice Talk was on the S2 released 6 months before Siri. "Hi Galaxy" was released 4 years before the coming soon "Hey Siri".

37. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

Apple had nothing to do with developing SIRI. Someone else did and they bought it.

31. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

If Apple do the marketing and the menial media do the job, IT COULD BE THE NEXT MAGIC. "This may sound like nothing major at first, but the ramification could be great" "Report claims the iPhone 6's "secret weapon"" See, how easy is????

2. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I guess many Apple fans are missing Steve Jobs, in this moment.

6. eggimage

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

Not at all. If it were still up to Steve, first, iPad mini might have never happened, or at least years late. He was strongly against the idea of creating a smaller ipad, which can remind many people his famous remark about how fingers would have to sanded down by a quarter to be able to use such a device. Besides that, opening system permission to developers for things like keyboar and safari plugins might not have happened in ios8 either. The list goes on

14. sgodsell

Posts: 6728; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Not only that but look at the iPhone with a 3.5" display was the perfect size, then the iPhone 5 came out with a 4" display and then that was the perfect size. Now they are coming out with a 4.7" display and is Apple going to pitch that as the perfect size display again, especially since Android and others have been using that size for years.

26. willard12 unregistered

Apparently Steve Jobs was more open to a smaller tablet after studying the Galaxy Tab 7. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Evidence-in-Apple-v.-Samsung-trial-shows-Steve-Jobs-receptive-to-idea-of-7-inch-tablet_id33032

3. drazwy

Posts: 347; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

HAPTIC FEEDBACK!? WHAT IS THIS MAGIC?!

10. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

A NEW TYPE of haptic feedback system ! Go Home, You're Jealous F-a-gDroid

17. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

Nintendo is going to sue Apple, they created Haptic feedback!!!

39. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Heck, my grandfather's MS Flight Simulator joystick he bought back in 2004 has variable Haptic Feedback.

28. wilsong17 unregistered

Hey dumbtw@t do you realize in my note 3 I can customized the h feedback. . There is also 3 party app that allowed you customized

60. sachouba

Posts: 261; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

I don't know about other Android phones, but the Samsung Galaxy S phones already have this feature for years, I don't know why Android users would be jealous...

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