Apple files patent for a touchscreen keyboard you can feel

Jamie McKane

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Apple files patent for a touchscreen keyboard you can feel

Apple could introduce new haptic display feedback technology that will make the virtual keyboards on its devices’ touchscreens feel more real.

In a patent application spotted by Patently Apple, Apple describes a “static pattern electrostatic haptic electrode” that will use different voltages to “produce variable friction between a conductive object and the insulating material as the conductive object moves across the insulating material”.
 

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Similar to BB Storm?
Thought this too

...brings back nightmares......that was a terrible device. I owned on. It kept freezing when I needed to make an urgent call
 
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