Apple Tablet to provide Tactile feedback?

 

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image: Upcoming Apple Tablet – Rumors

A lot is being heard about the upcoming Apple Tablet. With rumors spreading and everyone guessing what might the device deliver, Apple shares got a spike. Well, with all that, there are some more interesting news for Apple lovers and those planning to buy the tablet as it comes to the market. Apple upcoming tablet might have a tactile interface while one taps on the screen keyboard.

So, You will feel the dynamic surface of the tablet and that’s better than the keyboards offered yet, whether they are on iphone or a pocket keyboard (We wrote about the Laser keyboard that can fit in to your pocket, you might want to have a look). The tablet could be relying on Articulating Frame, so the surface of the tablet would generate bump or a dot for the user to feel. Interesting! huh? The AppleInsider says:

Using an "articulating frame," the surface of such a device would create physical bumps or dots for the user to feel when it is in keyboard mode. Those surface features would retract and disappear when the device is not being used to type. It is detailed in an application entitled "Keystroke Tactility Arrangement on a Smooth Touch Surface." It is similar to an application first filed back in 2007.

"The articulating frame may provide key edge ridges that define the boundaries of the key regions or may provide tactile feedback mechanisms within the key regions," the application reads. "The articulating frame may also be configured to cause concave depressions similar to mechanical key caps in the surface."

With all that said, I am sure you will be seriously repenting if the screen breaks somehow. Of course, because you’ll have to spend a lot while repairing it. I hope you’ll be caring a lot :-)

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