Should recent reports prove true, then it appears that Apple is pretty serious about developing super smart haptic systems for its devices. There were rumours about Apple working in this direction since the beginning of this year, and it has since evolved that Apple has had a new patent relating to this technology published by the United States Trademark and Patent Office.
Traditional haptic systems provide users tactile feedback for their actions. Other devices that have integrated haptic systems use acutators or sensors, or even both. The most common use is in video game controllers.
Apple intends to add a little twist for its users. The new patent describes "a wildly intelligent multi-tiered haptics system," says Patently Apple.
According to the report, "the system will actually allow an iDevice display to deform so that it could provide the user with a button, an arrow or even a geological map to physically pop right out of the screen to give it 3D depth."
Apple's innovation doesn't stop here. The company plans to add flexible OLED displays that could be used for video glasses. The patent describes a flexible display, an organic light emitting diode screen, a grapheme sheet as well as a combination of the two solutions.