New Apple Patent Reveals Hover-Sense Multi-Touch Display

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On Tuesday, Apple was granted U.S. Patent No. 9,250,734 for “Proximity and multi-touch sensor detection and demodulation,” which allows for photodiodes or other proximity sensing hardware to work in tandem with standard multi-touch displays to initiate user interaction beyond the screen of a device. This method works close to 3D Touch, but receives input in an opposite direction along the z-axis relative to an iPhone’s screen. Read more