Your future iPhone or iPad could offer an interactive touch screen that reacts to the pressure exerted by your touch.
Published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, an Apple patent application called "Embedded force measurement" takes the concept of tapping on your touch screen at least one step further. Instead of just lightly tapping on your screen, you would actually press down on it to activate a command. The phone would measure the force of your tap and respond accordingly.
As one example, an on-screen icon could let you control the volume of your device. … Read more