MultiTouch: Are Apple years ahead?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BergerFan, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    We all know that the iPhone has 5-point multitouch and the iPad has 10(!)
    I was wondering if any other device that has multitouch, has more than 2?
  2. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    Has the iPad 10?!
  3. ste1164 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2009
    They seem to be, other devices like the Nexus One and HTC Desire are plagued with multi-touch issues. The droid/milestone has 5 point i think. Apple has the best touch screens for a device out at the moment.
  4. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    Considering the droid and nexus etc etc, they don't have "real" multi-touch whatsoever. So far I'd say apple is definitely ahead of the curve. They so have this technology patent.
  5. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    You were correct to ask about devices themselves, not the OS.

    For instance, I believe that Android can register up to 256 touches, if the hardware allows. Other OSs would be similar.

    So it's really up to which touchscreen controller manufacturer is used and what they support. Most support at least three fingers.

    Note 1: There's some cool new technology coming, btw, with some of the neatest options based on resistive screens. For instance, this touchscreen with at least ten simultaneous touch capability. It can use fingers, stylii, even see light brush strokes... all at the same time.

    Note 2: As you might know, Apple's particular screen controller patent is under attack over multitouch right now.
  6. BeachChair macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2008
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    No. They are not talking advantage of it so how could they be ahead.
    Wheres my 3 and 4 finger swipes!
  7. bks691 macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2009
    "Elan Microelectronics" Apple will either buy them with spare change or eat them for lunch! :p No one can or will ever be able to compete with Apple's touch screen! I owned a nexus one for about three days and the touch screen sucked.
  8. Mr Bigs macrumors 6502a

    Mr Bigs

    Jan 28, 2010
    Bklyn N.Y
    Apple isn't under attack the truth is just coming out.

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