iPhone Force Touch

“We believe that iPhone’s Force Touch sensor doesn’t directly detect the pressure applied by fingers,” Kuo said. “Instead, it monitors the contact area on which the finger touches the screen to decide how big the pressure is.”

Samsung could totally make use this technique to create its Force Touch technology in its Galaxy phones. By calculating the force using the number of pixels that are in touch with the fingers.

For example, for 100 pixels, it is a force level of 1 and for 1000 pixels, it is a force level of 10.

Apple watch is doing well after all

This could be a surprise to many who had thought Apple Watch would flop.  In fact in the first few weeks, Apple Watch was doing better than the first generation of iPad.  This is important to a lot of us as it means  we would probably have to figure out how to code in WatchOS.

Cracking it in Apple TV


The recent Apple event was mind boggling.  Last year, the iPad announcement was held in a second event held at around October but for this event, even the new iPad pro was included.

I am especially interested in the new Apple TV.  If you remember, Steve Jobs had once said that he had cracked the code for bringing Apple TV to our living room.  This was mentioned by Walter Issaacson in his biography book and for most of us who read this book, we were left wondering what was he talking about.

If Steve Jobs had cracked the code, the Apple TV that he was talking about should be the Apple TV that we are seeing now.  It combines a Siri and a motion control style controller and it would let you search and watch programs from the different network sources such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and even Youtube.  I was wrong in my earlier post thinking that we would not be able to watch Netflix programs in Apple TV.

And so if Steve Jobs had cracked the code, this would be it.  I have been puzzled by what Steve Jobs meant when he said openly to Walter Isaacson that he had cracked it.  Now all that we need to see is if Apple TV would conquer our living room.

Apple TV universal search

Apple will be announcing the iPhone 6s soon.  Along with the iPhone event, there is been rumour that Apple will announce an improved Apple TV with a universal search.  This will allow users to use Apple TV and search across the different network sources.

That is almost like saying that Apple has finally come out with its Theory of Everything and unified all the different forces into one.

If you also pay attention to another news, there was a saying that Apple is into making its own TV series or producing its own movies.  This only shows that Apple is gearing itself to compete with Amazon or Netflix and if this is the case, it is unlikely that Netflix or Amazon will allow Apple to carry their programs in Apple TV.