The launch of a new Apple iPhone naturally causes a great deal of excitement and speculation among Apple fans and smartphone enthusiasts. The promise of the exciting features — like improved haptic feedback technology — has enthusiasts virtually salivating with anticipation.
Some of the new features rumoured to be coming to the iPhone 6 include an enhanced camera and increased internal storage capacity. According to numerous industry experts, though, the introduction of advanced haptic technology is going to be the unique selling point and must-have feature of the latest of the Apple phones.
So, What is Haptic Technology?
Also known as tactile feedback technology, this feature communicates with the end user via touch, motion, and vibration. In the case of smartphones, such as Apple iPhones, with their state-of-the-art touch screen GUIs, the inclusion of haptics provides differing levels and rhythms of vibration, depending on the scenario and application. For example, when you activate an app or tap or swipe the screen to activate a control with cutting-edge haptics on board, the phone will vibrate slightly, possibly with the vibrations localized to the point of contact. This replaces the tactile response you would normally get when depressing an actual button.
Haptic technology emits different vibrations for different actions so, once you become familiar with your device, you understand what each vibration type means. Additionally, haptic technology is employed within certain apps and games, giving differing responses for movement, activation, pausing, menu options, and more.