Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently revealed its Haptic technology which gives feedback to our touch, an important addition based on sensory perception. You might be wondering what is new in this technology as we are already familiar with touch screen smartphones and even computers of latest generation. But let’s first understand that the current technology gives feedback to our touch in terms of graphics while the recent haptic technology will provide feedback to your touch in terms of subtle vibrations so that you won’t even need to look at your iPhone screen.
This technology is a result of Margaret Minsky’s research on simulation of texture with use of force. Her research paper was published 20 years ago. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has succeeded to use that research into to its upcoming line of products.
What is fascinating about this technology is the fact that it adds a new dimension of sensory perception to computing world. For example, if you are watching a movie on iMovie and you want to fast forward, then you will get a feedback to your fingers that will tell you when you reach the end of movie.
This feedback will come in form of a subtle vibration that you will be able to feel as you scroll down. This technology has numerous applications. It will bring a new revolution in the way we interact with user interface.
You can see an example of this technology in the new 13 inch MacBook Pro. When you put your fingers on the track pad, you will feel as if you have just clicked. But on the screen you will see no click at all. This illusion is made possible an electromagnetic motor and a Taptic Engine developed by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc. , said that we feel as if someone has tapped on our wrist.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is always using innovative technologies to make its products desirable. Its new invention will be used in almost all of its products: iPhone, iPad, iWatch, MacBook among others. Consumers will soon decide whether this technology adds any real value to Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) new products.