In 2007, with the release of the first iPhone, Apple has given us a simple and elegant way of interacting with the device, Multi-Touch was really a breakthrough for its time. But is there any chance that the company will repeat that success?
As it became known from the description of the new patent, Apple is working on a new control system – contactless. The document stated that for the Commission and an action it will be enough just to hold your hand in the air.
All traffic will read a special camera, which will accurately interpret all the gestures in the necessary commands. The ability of this camera will allow to consider the direction and speed of arm movement.
Most likely, the new technology will work in tandem with the TrueDepth camera, which is already used in the iPhone X. the Potential of this technology is truly vast, but we can only wait until Apple will show us the use of a specific example.
It is currently unknown whether the patent is implemented in life. However, given the interest of Apple to recognize the fact that the company already has experience in this area, there is a high probability that it will happen.
However, this technology is not new. Previously, Leap Motion has provided a tool by which the management computer was in a similar way. However nichebot of the device and its high cost did not allow to capture the market.