“The new iPad” has arrived, and thanks to months of mostly accurate rumors, the only real surprise wound up being the name (so much for iPad 3 or iPad HD!). But that doesn’t mean this year’s iPad is perfect -- we’re the sort of users who are always left wanting more.
Last week’s invitation for Apple’s media event today included the curious wording “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” While those words have been over-analyzed in the seven days since being posted, a last-minute rumor is now speculating that the next iPad may gain the ability to feel the screen as well as touch it.
And we thought Apple scoffed at the Blackberry Storm’s haptic feedback. Guess not, because Apple has filed a patent
that not only recognizes the limitations of a purely smooth touchscreen
(can’t see what you are pressing), but shows haptic display technology
as the solution.