The iPhone 5 and Its Tactile Screen
After the launch of iPhone way back in 2007, gadget aficionados were simply impressed with the sophistication and efficiency of the device. There are, however, some concerns regarding the lack of physical keys. It was really difficult to tell what characters you had typed, except when you took a good look at its screen. Although the smartphone enabled sounds when pressing keys, there wasn’t any feature that can tell you if a button or key was tapped. Now after 5 years of steady innovation, the iPhone has become the world’s most-loved smartphone. With a good mobile broadband, the phone simply can be enjoyed to its fullest.
There are still a lot of gadget users that think that any digital keypad isn’t as pleasant as a physical one. Some years ago, a company (Tactus) declared its answer to those who were looking for a touchscreen type of keyboard. They revealed this revolutionary keyboard by demonstrating a prototype of an interface filled with different keys that appear and vanish at every light touch. The company also showcased how to use an Android tablet model and how its keys appeared out of the screen and then retreated when not used.
The company utilizes a novel technology referred to as “microfluidics”, where the upper layer of the touch screen is swapped with an elastic membrane. As the keys are used, oil droplets are released by the tiny channels in the membrane. As a result, the buttons or keys are expanded. As the keys are tapped, oil is drained and then the membrane vanishes, showing again the flat appearance of the touch screen. According to those people who have used such intelligent touch screen keyboards, the device can tell you when keys appear and vanish. However, the physical means of touching the buttons or keys didn’t give much response.
A common guess among iPhone fanatics is that if these modern features aren’t present in the iPhone 5, then it is more likely that it will be featured in later versions. People are excited to use a touchscreen model that can cover physical buttons and at the same time keep its original features. There simply is no reason why this technology should not be incorporated to the latest smartphones and tablets. Being able to feel the touch of the physical keys on the iPhone would help gadget lovers finish their work without hassle and without the use of a regular keyboard.
Undoubtedly, the new touch screen technology sounds good. However, we all have to wait until the end of this year or perhaps during the first or second quarter of next year in order to see how this tactile screen will make an impression to us, users. Whether this feature will be included in the next iPhone model, we all have to wait and see.
The smartphone is also expected to be released with a carrier that will enable the user to connect to a mobile broadband with the best features. Having the best mobile broadband and the best smartphone is most probably one can all ask for.
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