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Apple patents a remote control where buttons are replaced by touch panel

IXBT.com: ProAudio 07.06.2019 at 16:35

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Bureau of patents and trademarks U.S. published patent application Apple, which describes remote control of Apple TV. One part of the patent is devoted to the glass with two sections — smooth and textured, and the second is the replacement of mechanical buttons on the remote to the flat surface used for touch pressure detection. The intent of the inventors, using Apple's Force Touch will allow you to obtain several levels of functionality to the same buttons.

the Remote can be used in conjunction with computers, tablets and multimedia devices to view the streaming broadcast video. As stated in the application "remote control device" includes a top member having different surfaces with different coefficient of friction: at least one textured and one smooth. At least one textured surface can detect input, including a simple touch and tap. Sensor, sensitive to the pressing force can be located in the housing of the remote control device and to generate an analog signal depending on the magnitude of the effort. Different pressing force will correspond to different functions.

the Remote control may further have one or more of touch input to control volume and playback, to select a channel and navigate menus.

Apple's Patent application No. 20190172341 was filed February 1, 2019.

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