For some, the only notification they need is a strong vibration from their mobile device. If a new report pans out, Apple could release the iPhone 6 with a new, dynamic haptic feedback that changes the way we feel vibrations in our phones.
Back in March, 2012, we saw a patent filing from Apple that detailed their idea of haptic touch technology for their mobile devices, including new iPhones and iPads they planned on releasing at some point in the future. While many believed we could have seen the technology back then, or even a year later, it was always more of a possibility we’d be seeing it around now, or even later. If a new report from Laoyaoba is true, then the iPhone 6 will host a new tactile linear feedback motor, bringing those haptic feedback dreams to reality.
With the new motor, which the original source cites unnamed sources, the iPhone 6 could provide specific vibrations for certain application scenarios, or even depending on where the user touches the screen. The report also claims that the new motor will cost two or three times more than the current vibration motor that’s found in the iPhone 5s. For reference, the current motor reportedly costs $0.60.
The iPhone 6 is still rumored to be announced, and launched, in September. Until then, we’ve been inundated with new leaks and rumors, all of which have pointed to a pair of devices with different display sizes: 4.7- and 5.5-inches.
Do you like the sound of dynamic haptic feedback?