Sensors everywhere on iPads, iPhone from latest Apple patent

The latest patent published 2 days back from the Cupertino-based company provides a details working mechanism of the devices and features which include sundry sensors, including reactive and touch sensors, acoustic sensors and more…

Here the patent abstract explains that the hand held devices with multiple touch sensing devices are disclosed. For example the device may be selected from touch panels, touch screens or touch sensitive housings.

According to reports the array of different sensors will allow Apple to get rid of even more buttons and to deliver context-specific controls. For example, if you hold your iPad with one hand then you could see all controls for the device suddenly situate themselves in easy reach of that one hand.

According to Slashgear, the sensors could even be used to identify different users depending on their hand image, common movements and whether they’re left or right handed. Moreover, they could even remove the need for an orientation lock-switch, linking screen rotation to the way that the tablet or handset is being held.


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