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Friction and heat have no effect. It's entirely about the thickness of the material separating the conductive surface (your skin) from the touch panel, and the dielectric constant of that material. If heat were involved, how would any human operate an iPhone that's at finger temperature?
Wrong. Capacitive areas do indeed work through cloth and other insulating materials, such as the protective plastic sheets placed over touch screens. The reason they don't work with a fingernail is that you must tip your finger up and away from the surface to use your nail, so the flesh of your fingertip is much farther away from the glass surface than if it were pressed up hard against your fanny through the lining of your pocket. This is why swipe to unlock was...
If Samsung loses the suit and pays the $2.5Billion, it must still stop infringing the patents or take a license. There will be a continuing cost for Samsung going forward, either in loss of revenue from reduced functionality of their products, or license fees.
If the home button were touch sensitive (like the display), putting it in your pocket, facing your skin, would activate it. It's a recessed mechanical button for precisely that reason.
"Apple is planning on holding a special event next week on Sept. 12."   Sept 12 doesn't happen until well into September. Next week would reach no further than Aug 4th.
The previously shown (suspected fake or knockoff) iPhone back would have required drawings to be made. Showing such drawings doesn't add much to the story.
These two Malkovich ads are the first in a very long time that I simply don't like. Show what the product can do, don't praise it. That makes the product seem weak.
Not all, just as not all iPads have Retina displays.
10K must be a typo. No headquarters worthy of mention would be that small. Bill Gates' house is five times that size.
    Thank goodness if that means they're becoming more relevant to people who really care about people and their future.
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