Apple's third-gen iPad rumored to feature 'never before seen touch technology'

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  • fenlynfenlyn Posts: 4member
    iPad porn is about to become a lot more interesting! Touch!
  • sol77sol77 Posts: 203member
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    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    In other words: we are not involved with Apple or the iPad but if they announce anything like what we're doing we're going to go after them very publicly and try to get a big settlement. And they would be right to do that considering they are shopping their technology around. Personally though I sort of wonder as to the usefulness of this technology in a product like the iPad. It's neat, sure, but ultimately pretty gimmicky.



    I'll admit I haven't thought through the ramifications of this kind of technology, the first thing that comes to mind is touch screen gaming controls wherein a game controller is simulated on the touch screen. This technology would mean your thumbs never lose their place and you'll never have to look down to readjust them while you play on a touch screen.



    Frankly, I really like "haptic feedback," however that is defined. Am I in the minority? I enjoy touching display keyboards and getting feedback, and I think I'd enjoy and prefer this kind of touch experience. What if they had a one inch area of the screen on the right or left that you could drag your finger into in order to "flip" through pages in a digital book? Not that you'd need it, but being able to interact without having to look at where my thumb or finger is going...I can interact without having to take my eyes off of what I'm doing. I like it.



    I haven't sorted out in my mind whether my thoughts are objective or merely preference. Thoughts?
  • solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
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    Originally Posted by xSamplex View Post


    A "highly ambitious rumor"?



    That is simply embarrassingly bad writing.



    I don't see a problem. I think the adverb highly is a bit much but I don't think it's incorrect.
  • iqatedoiqatedo Posts: 1,429member
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    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post


    I think pressure sensitivity can be approximated by determining a change in the area covered by the touch action... Especially if Apple were to include a more granular digitizer.



    Yes, it is possible now, however, I wonder whether greater fidelity might result - high-fidelity finger proximity feedback or HFfpf
  • paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,291member
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    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    Ok, so it has one use that I won't use.



    Man, you have an amazing ability to see negative where there is positive. The name give to this affliction - curmudgeony. Before you diss me for wrong use of the word - it is right. It makes you a curmudgeon.





    Quote:
    Originally Posted by palhoni610 View Post


    Braille on the iPad?



    This would be amazing for a lot of people.



    Adding sensory feedback is huge (if it works well). Almost magical, imo
  • dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 11,731member, moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sol77 View Post


    I'll admit I haven't thought through the ramifications of this kind of technology, the first thing that comes to mind is touch screen gaming controls wherein a game controller is simulated on the touch screen. This technology would mean your thumbs never lose their place and you'll never have to look down to readjust them while you play on a touch screen.



    Frankly, I really like "haptic feedback," however that is defined. Am I in the minority? I enjoy touching display keyboards and getting feedback, and I think I'd enjoy and prefer this kind of touch experience. What if they had a one inch area of the screen on the right or left that you could drag your finger into in order to "flip" through pages in a digital book? Not that you'd need it, but being able to interact without having to look at where my thumb or finger is going...I can interact without having to take my eyes off of what I'm doing. I like it.



    I haven't sorted out in my mind whether my thoughts are objective or merely preference. Thoughts?



    Especially multiplayer games that are AirPlayed from the iPad to the AppleTV...



    Mmm.... Maybe there is a market for an inexpensive 7-8" iPad HD (Haptic Device)...



  • jimbo1234jimbo1234 Posts: 43member
    If this is true then I will impulse buy even though I have an iPad 2.
  • gmhutgmhut Posts: 242member
    A curmudgeon I once knew would say, "Pffft, it's just one more new thing that'll stop working the day after the warranty runs out..."
  • iqatedoiqatedo Posts: 1,429member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jimbo1234 View Post


    If this is true then I will impulse buy even though I have an iPad 2.



    Hopefully, even if untrue, you'll find an excuse in there somewhere.



    (I have a first gen iPad, use it every day )
  • gmhutgmhut Posts: 242member
    BrailPad



    Could this be a device that changes the lives of the visually disabled?
  • dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,677member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Fenlyn View Post


    iPad porn is about to become a lot more interesting! Touch!



    Just be careful of the money shot lol
  • dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,677member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GMHut View Post


    BrailPad



    Could this be a device that changes the lives of the visually disabled?



    Nah brother, I called it first.
  • johnnyb0731johnnyb0731 Posts: 326member
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    Originally Posted by Stourque View Post


    And Apple actually sells products.



    Google sells products. Their products are avertising space but it's something
  • sol77sol77 Posts: 203member
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    Originally Posted by plexdk View Post


    but you have to touch it to feel it... and then you have already activated the touched area?... How would that work?



    It's not that you need the texture information to decide whether you will touch the area, but rather that the texture gives you tactile confirmation...a more physically immersing experience. On the other hand, having areas of a given App gui that are dedicated to a particular tactile feedback would enable you to slide your fingers to the proper area without actually having to direct them with your eyes...meaning you can keep your eyes on what you're doing. In gaming this would be pretty useful, though I already posted a suggestion about its uses in reading. I think there will probably be many great uses for this.
  • paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,291member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GMHut View Post


    BrailPad



    Could this be a device that changes the lives of the visually disabled?



    If it can do braille, then yes - truly a game changer.
  • dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 11,731member, moderator


    Oh man...



    Just think of the possibilities -- medical; musician keyboards, fretboards, strings, percussion, valves; DJ Audio Mixers, pressure-resistive sliders; Video Editors could actually "touch the film"....



    I sure hope Apple patents the "Diddle To Unlock" gesture



  • virginblue4virginblue4 Posts: 40member
    And the Apple Store has been taken down! So excited!
  • solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post


    I sure hope Apple patents the "Diddle To Unlock" gesture



    To an iPad in therapy: "Show me on this iPod where you were touched."
  • dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 11,731member, moderator
    Who has live feeds?
  • dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 11,731member, moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


    To an iPad in therapy: "Show me on this iPod where you were touched."



    Actually, in some cultures/situations this would be valuable!
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