Apple Patents IR Tech For Detecting The Force Of Touch Input On iPads And iPhones

Apple Patents IR Tech For Detecting The Force Of Touch Input On iPads And iPhones

Your iPad can detect very fine touches thanks to the use of capacitive touch panels, but it still can’t do a great job of telling how hard you’re pressing (unless you hit the gadget hard enough to trigger the accelerometer). A new patent application by Apple spotted by AppleInsider today details a method for detecting force, using infrared transmitters. The tech involved is called… Read More

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