Taptic Engine. I want to know more.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by skadd, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. skadd macrumors regular

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    Will the taptic engine be able to simulate texture, shapes etc while touching the display? If not now, maybe in the future?
    It would be, in lack of a better word, magical to feel the grass at my fingertips while playing an open world game. Or it could maybe help people with disabilities.
     
  2. yillbs macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure how it would emulate shapes or textures, it's just a vibrating motor. Maybe with new hardware, but existing hardware that's present on our devices likely won't be a thing.
     
  3. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    It'll be the new feature exclusive to the iPhone 14s plus
     
  4. yillbs macrumors 6502

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    haha, it must be nice.. it's hard to even imagine what happens once they get up into the iphone 10 arena haha
     
  5. skadd thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's a pity. I've read that, one could in a way feel when pressing down a button.
    I would imagine if that's the case, it could also create different textures, vibrating and creating ridges:)
     
  6. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    I guess it could if you dragged your finger across a location, that would definitely be possible.
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    it's just a coil that vibrates when energized
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    The haptic motor is a leap ahead compared to the old rotating vibrator. While it advantage is the speed to get it up and running, I am not so sure it will be able to let us "feel" textures and other objects.
     

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