RUMOR: iPad 3 to Include Haptic Display Technology to Give On-Screen Textures
Posted on March 7, 2012 by vincent oliver
A last-minute rumor is going around that the iPad 3 will feature haptic technology that would give on-screen objects textures. This would explain why Apple’s media event invitations had the tagline “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” The part about having to see it is obviously the Retina display, which is shown on the invitation, but maybe there is more to the part about something we have to “touch.” Touching a Retina display isn’t any different than an iPad 1 or 2 display, so there must be a hidden meaning to that statement.
Also, Senseg, a company who creates responsive tactile surfaces, has been rumored to be working with Apple.
From The Guardian:
When the Guardian met Senseg’s chiefs in their Helsinki offices in January, its directors declined to say whether they had spoken to Apple about the use of the technology in the iPad – but said they were talking to tablet manufacturers. […]
But asked this week whether Apple is a customer for the E-Sense technology, Petri Jehkonen, Senseg’s technical marketing manager, declined to comment. Asked whether Apple is not a customer, he replied: “That would be for Apple to say. My comment is no comment.”
Source: Mac Rumors