Tag Archives: Touchscreen

Apple patent reveals possible pressure-sensitive touchscreen

Apple has been granted a patent for a “button” that is not only touch sensitive but is also able to detect the amount of pressure a user is applying, allowing for more advanced input methods. The patent, filed in 2011, describes a touch sensitive, depressible button with “multiple depression thresholds”. While the patent regularly refers to a…

Apple granted 48 more patents

It was announced today that Apple has been granted 48 new patents. Some of these patents include important technology that many hope are included in future devices. Of the new patents, some of the more important ones include inductive charging, an integrated touchscreen (such as the screen found on the iPhone 5), as well as integrating devices with…

Touchscreen production issues to blame for iPad mini’s $329 price tag?

Many Apple supporters are upset over the pricing of the iPad mini. Phil Schiller recently came to the defense of the new product’s price, saying that users are willing to pay for “premium products.” Well, according to the ever questionable DigiTimes, the iPad mini’s touch screen is actually what we have to blame for the $329 price, which is much higher…

MacBook Touch concept: Still a bad idea

There have been rumblings of a touch-enabled Mac for some time now, and I’ve never been a fan of the idea. Most of my complaints about a MacBook Air with a touchscreen basically boil down to “it’s awkward to hold your hand up and use a touchscreen at a 90 degree angle.” One concept artist known on YouTube as OliverTerrisse solved that problem……

New capacitive touch screens are glove-compatible!

Winter is good for many things: snow men, sledding, hot chocolate… you get the idea. Unfortunately for us iPhone users, though, one thing that the cold weather doesn’t really facilitate is touch screen use. Well, to be fair it’s not really the screen that has trouble in the cold, it’s our hands and the fact that they’re often gloved to protect against…

New iPod Nano with camera leaked

A new photo has shown up displaying what looks to be the 7th generation iPod Nano. Any iPod geeks will know that last year Apple released the small, square touch screen device to the surprise of many. The previous generation had been a sleek, slim feature packed device that was of a similar form factor to the Apple Remote. When Cupertino launched the Nano…