iPhone OS elements to become motion-adaptive

Apple knows how hard it can be sometimes to use your iPhone when moving around, such as when jogging or bustling to your next appointment.

According to a new Apple U.S. patent filing, the company is developing technology that will help improve touch accuracy by making OS elements larger depending on motion-based activity.

The software will be able to detect “signatures of motion” and then change OS elements accordingly. For example, if you sitting at your desk, it is easy to scroll through your contact list, but the process becomes a bit cumbersome if your jogging with the smaller font and list. The new technology will detect motions and enlarge that list accordingly, as seen above from the patent filing.

Other elements of the OS will also change accordingly, including text, icons, among other elements.

This technology is still a while away, if it will ever materialize to begin with.

Update: U.S. Patent Office filing link.


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