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Since the original iPhone’s inception, Apple’s been expected to add haptic feedback technology to its iconic smartphone. This hasn’t happened to this date, despite several Apple patent filings related to an enhanced haptic feedback on mobile devices.

A new Chinese rumor has been making rounds on the web Thursday, reviving the old-standing rumor which calls for an iPhone with haptic feedback.

According to sources, the next iPhone(s) will incorporate tactile feedback in order to augment the sense of touch with subtle vibrations when virtual keys are pressed…

GforGames passes along a sketchy report by Chinese website Laoyaoba [Google translate] which boils down to the iPhone 6 supposedly adopting haptic feedback.

Apple is thought to be using a new kind of a tactile feedback linear motor said to be “more intelligent” and capable of producing different types of subtle vibrations – even emitting different vibrations depending on the screen area being touched.

Due to its sophistication, the new linear motor is about two to three times pricier compared to that inside the iPhone 5s, which costs around $0.6.

About two years ago, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published an Apple patent highlighting a technology described as a “wildly intelligent multi-tiered haptics system” for mobile devices.

Apple’s take on haptic feedback could theoretically allow future iPhones to actually deform its screen so that the buttons and other UI elements would pop right out of the screen to give it 3D depth.

This would make pressing virtual buttons feel like touching physical ones, using what the patent describes as a “grid of piezoelectronic actuators that can be activated on command.”

The invention would fluctuate the frequency of the actuators to produce different surfaces as a user’s finger moves across the screen.

This is all of course highly theoretical and we’re not putting much faith into today’s report, even more so knowing that most Apple patents never see the light of day.

  • Dan

    Would be nice, always enjoyed haptic feedback on android phones. The jailbreak tweak HapticPro is decent, but it’s not the same.

    • Bob

      Dan the government worker. How do you do old friend.

    • PhoneTechJay

      Really, even though you can change the timing of how long it vibrates? How is it different for you?

      • Dan

        Doesn’t always work. Not integrated in games. In android it will sometimes be more intense depending on the context.

      • PhoneTechJay

        Oh okay, Ive never used an android longer than a day and did not pay it much attention than just vibrate upon a keyboard stroke.

  • siddique

    i dont think the bigger iphone will look cool.

    what iphone its been ideal for its 4inch lcd and its ideal and perfect

    • Martynet

      that is your opinion… stick to 5S 😉

    • Antzboogie

      Tired of the small screen the keyboard doesnt fit right. Its hard to type and movies dont compare to a bigger screen.

  • Ahmad Al-Qaed

    These pictures are much better looking than the Rumoured with the Antennas showing in the back, with the lines and them, these are much better

  • FrankensteinBlack

    Was gonna say HapticPro for jailbroken iPhones but haven’t updated to the latest release because of this Cydia warning?

    What’s that about?