Apple Patent Details Home Button Joystick




/ 5 years ago

home_button_joystick

Interesting Apple patent applications seem to pop up every other day. Today is no exception. A new application seen by Patently Apple shows a rather clever way of transforming the humble home button into a gaming joystick.

Using a simple pressure click of the home button, the joystick pops up out of the iPhone’s body. As Apple points out in the application, this would allow greater control over iOS games, allowing players access to a physical input rather than touch buttons on the screen. While there are indeed controllers and other gaming accessories for iOS devices, this would be the most convenient and portable solution.

This is one of many unique patent applications by Apple. Recently we’ve seen weight-shifting mechanisms to protect falling devices, smoke detectors and just yesterday a patent for a GoPro-like camera that got investors into a panic.

While this is a very interesting and perhaps lucrative idea, many of the company’s patents rarely get their way into future products. For this one however, there’s no doubt many people wouldn’t mind seeing this on their future iPhone.

Source: Patently Apple Via: MacRumors  



Topics: , , , , , ,

Support eTeknix.com

By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow and continue to bring you the latest newsreviews, and competitions. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest technology news, reviews and more. Share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you'll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!

Looking for more exciting features on the latest technology? Check out our What We Know So Far section or our Fun Reads for some interesting original features.

eTeknix Facebook eTeknix Twitter eTeknix Instagram eTeknix Instagram

Check out our Latest Video

  • Be Social With eTeknix

  • Latest Video

  • Features

  • Poll

    AMD X570 or Intel Z390?

    View Results

  • Archives