A secret iPhone 6 feature gets revealed
Apple is working on an all new tactile feedback mechanism to take the user experience to an all new level in future
The Apple iPhone 6 is one of the most awaited smartphones of the year and is probably one of the worst kept secrets too. Every now and then, something or the other keeps on leaking regarding the device. The latest leak is expected to be one of the most important ones for developers and users alike. The iPhone 6 will come with an advanced vibration motor which will allow for a better tactile feedback than the current one.
The feedback will depend upon the application being used or area of the screen being touched upon. This will open up numerous possibilities in the area of development of applications - sensitivity and tactile feedback of the device. This vibration motor will cost about two to three times more than the one being used in the iPhone 5S which costs $0.60. This can be seen as a move by Apple to explore a new and complex way of offering tactile feedback to the users.
Eventhough there’s no concrete proof regarding it, it can be linked back to the patents filed by Apple regarding haptic feedback mechanisms. It filed a patent application on September 21, 2010 which was published on March 22, 2012 called “Touch-based user interface with haptic feedback” which had details regarding providing a tactile feedback to the users of touchscreen devices including the iPhone. The iPhone 6 might just be the one which incorporates the patent.
It also filed a patent application on July 17,2009 which was awarded to it on February 19,2013 named “Method and apparatus for localization of haptic feedback” which had information regarding a technology which would allow the Cupertino based giant to provide localised tactile feedback to the iPhone users.
The iPhone 6 is rumoured to be launched in September this year and is expected to bring one of the biggest upgrades for the device in a while. Till then, all we’ll have to suffice with will be the leaked details and rumoured specifications.