Apple has reportedly been granted a very intriguing patent that suggests an exciting new world of touch technology that could permanently cement the iOS line in the music control market. The flexibility of touch screens has made them a favorite control surface, but their lack of tactile feedback has limited widespread adoption, leaving traditional buttons and knobs safe - for now. In a new patent filing Apple describes a potential new technology that allows flexible screens to morph and change shape - providing tactile feedback along with a host of other mind-blowing applications.
In this series I go trolling through the patent databases to pull up next level concepts that may be years from hitting the market place. Today, we un-earthed a patent covering the use of peoples movements to drive the tempo of an automatic mixing system. The logical use is in runners and workouts but a […]