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Newly discovered Apple tech points to an exciting future for the iPhone

26
Dec
2013

Apple has been granted two new patents that could change how users interact with iOS devices, AppleInsider recently reported. One newly awarded patent describes an intelligent display that can handle both touch and hover inputs while the second describes a heart rate monitor that can be embedded in devices. The first patent is particularly interesting because it details a display that can detect hover inputs if a finger or other object passes through “electric fields that extend out from the touch panel.” What is difficult with displays that can detect both touch and hover inputs is determining which is which: After all, if the display is detecting a hover input from one finger while another finger accidentally touches the display, the

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