iPad 2 and iPhone 5 Could Get New Touch Technology

Some new touch screen technology is being created that would allow devices such as the Apple iPhone to work when the user is wearing gloves or using a pen.

The touchscreen technology has screens ranging from 3 to 10 inches in size (iPhone to iPad size) and still uses a capacitive touch type technology using projection.

The new touch panel is still a projection design, but could be operated even while wearing gloves. Users could select icons with the tip of a fingernail, input handwriting with a plastic pen, and enjoy a wide range of other input methods. In short, it overcomes the disadvantages that the technology had suffered from in comparison to resistive films, making possible multi-touch operation with both insulators and fingers.

One of the problems at the moment is the multitouch points. The details below indicate that only 3 multitouch points can be recognized which probably wouldn’t cut it in an Apple iOS device.

There’s no guarantee that we’ll see this technology in a smartphone or tablet any time soon, but it certainly gives an indicated about which direction touchscreen technology is headed.

Via: Patently Apple

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