December 4, 2022
iPod Click Wheels to Get Mult-Touch?

iPod Click Wheels to Get Mult-Touch?

Posted June 4, 2009 at 10:13am by iClarified · 3828 views
Apple could be set to release an iPod with support for multi-touch gestures through its click-wheel, according to recent patent filing discovered by AppleInsider.

The filing details methods for detecting "input gestures that traverse the center of the scroll wheel and to detect multi-touch input."

Essentially the Click Wheel would become a "multi-dimensional scroll wheel" that "can sense a moving object, such as a finger, as it is moved not only in a rotational manner but also in a linear manner across the center of the scroll wheel."

"For example, linear motion, such as a swipe across the scroll wheel, can enable an image browsing application to cause images, such as album cover pictures for example, to be transitioned across a screen."

Read More


iPod Click Wheels to Get Mult-Touch?
Add Comment
Would you like to be notified when someone replies or adds a new comment?
Yes (All Threads)
Yes (This Thread Only)
No
iClarified Icon
Notifications
Would you like to be notified when we post a new Apple news article or tutorial?
Yes
No
Comments
You must login or register to add a comment...
Recent. Read the latest Apple News.
RECENT
Tutorials. Help is here.
TUTORIALS
How to Create a Bootable macOS Ventura USB Installer [Video]
How to Fix 'No Matching Host Key Type Found' on Mac
Where to Download macOS Ventura
AppleTV Firmware Download Locations
Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Deals. Save on Apple devices and accessories.
DEALS