Apple has decided to equip the back cover iPad capacitive sensors in the style PS Vita




Manufacturers have repeatedly tried to give tablets additional controls on the back of the housing. However, such developments did not have a clear commercial success. The original method of using the rear surface of iPad offered engineers from Cupertino.


This week, Apple won a patent registered in August 2014. It is about the application, describing the controls for the iPad in the form of sensors. They proposed to place around the perimeter of the rear cover plate. Gamers can use them as controllers in games with non-standard control. For example, you can without touching the touch screen to conduct more precise aiming in shooters in football simulators aim at goal, choosing a specific angle to strike, or solve puzzles. A similar technology is implemented in the portable console PS Vita.

Fitted into the rear surface iPad ultrasonic sensors may be, as well as capacitive and responsive to pressure. Apple has noted that in the case of tablet fingers on the sensors lie naturally and will not cause problems during use. If we consider that at the moment works with the iPhone or iPad fingers often refer to the back cover, such management techniques seem quite natural.

During the year prior to the filing of this application Apple has patented methods of interaction with devices through acoustic sensors placed throughout the body. The company’s engineers have proposed to interpret the commands stroking and tapping on the body of the iPhone and iPad.


It is supposed to take only a certain type of touch. For example, the circular motion of the finger on the wall of the enclosure can add volume or unlock the screen. A single click can stop playing the file. Touching the body in the area of ​​the respective devices can be switched on and off: camera, speakers and display can easily understand that the command is intended for them.

When new development by Apple will be used in real products, not specified.

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