Is the black bezel touch sensitive too?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by matthewHUB, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. matthewHUB macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys,

    I wondered if the space around the screen is touch sensitive and could be used for controls or something either in apps or via future updates.
     
  2. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

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  3. matthewHUB thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well obviously it's not right now. but does the screen extend beyond the viewing area? could it be implemented in the future?
     
  4. r0k macrumors 68040

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    Someone with the sdk could check but there's that whole Nda thing. I'd say not because then Apple would be copying Palm.
     
  5. kirchnrd macrumors 6502

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    I seriously doubt it. Need the bezel to hold it, so making it touch sensitive would be a problem.
     
  6. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    I think it's a great idea. You could assign tap zones for a dashboard/expose type activites and create scroll areas of a custom length, which would greatly reduce the amount of travel your hand has to do across the screen.

    As far as holding it goes, holding and tapping/scrolling are relatively easily discernable actions as long as any tap/hold action like copy/paste was disabled in the bezel area.
     
  7. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    Still no. We would know if anything besides the screen was touch sensitive from iFixit's teardown. They also would have told us.
     
  8. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    The hardware is not in place. Screen doesn't extend beyond what's visible.
     
  9. Maaz macrumors 6502a

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    Yep it is. So it the back aluminum and the apple logo.
     
  10. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    That never stopped Amazon. The Kindle 1 was a festival of accidental page turns. At least with the Kindle 2 they made the buttons trigger inward rather than outward.
     

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