The United States Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday published a bunch of newly granted patents for Apple, and among them is one that describes an apparent next-generation Apple Pencil stylus that includes haptic feedback and supports both the iPhone and iPad.
Just yesterday, we showed you a jailbreak tweak called Haptify that could make your iPhone exhibit haptic feedback in more places that it would out of the box. While it was indeed a fine tweak, it also came with a price tag, and that’s one of the primary reasons why we’re eager to show you a newly released and free add-on dubbed Buzz Buzz Lite by iOS developer Jax Roth.
Just like Haptify, Buzz Buzz Lite provides a little bit of haptic feedback to many of the actions that you might regularly perform on your iPhone. But it’s worth noting that Buzz Buzz Lite supports several more actions than Haptify did, and that the tweak’s execution is somewhat different as well. We’ll be bringing many of those differences into the light in this piece.
Haptic feedback is something that many smartphone owners like to have, but for whatever reason, is only sparingly used by the native operating system for niche and specific actions. Personally, I enjoy haptic feedback in moderation, and I think that Apple has been rather skimpy on its implantation out of the box.
If you’re anything like me and wish haptic feedback occurred more frequently while performing other common actions on your iPhone, then you might come to appreciate a newly released jailbreak tweak called Haptify by iOS developer Caleb G(kWaB), as it incorporates haptic feedback into several more of iOS’ native interfaces and performable actions.
If anything’s certain, it’s that the time and energy Apple invested in creating the iPhone’s Taptic Engine means haptic feedback is here to stay, and it’ll probably become more advanced over time as Apple further develops and refines its hardware and software.
But one place where Apple falls short on its platform is haptic feedback customization, and that’s where a free and comprehensive jailbreak tweak dubbed Rose by iOS developer Litten comes into play.
Feeling a bit bored with the app-launching experience on your iPhone? We wouldn’t blame you… Apple doesn’t offer much by way of customization in this department, and it’s not like much has changed since the iPhone initially launched in 2009 apart from some rather insignificant animation adjustments.
If you’re jailbroken and you’re looking for a way to spice things up on the Home screen, then we think you’ll come to appreciate a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called TapMe by iOS developer alex_png. This tweak can be used to supplement the app-launching experience on your iPhone with custom sounds and haptic feedback.
If you’re anything like me, then you like haptic feedback on your iPhone and wish Apple would implement it more broadly across the mobile operating system. While this could certainly happen in the near future as Apple ponders about how it can make iOS better, jailbreakers won’t need to wait thanks to the plethora of readily available jailbreak tweaks that can already bring haptic feedback to miscellaneous interfaces in iOS.
Clockator is a newly released and free extension by iOS developer CydiaGeek that fits this niche subset of add-ons, and as its name suggests, Clockator introduces haptic feedback to Apple’s native Clock app in various ways.
If you’ve recently jailbroken on iOS 13 and you’re looking for new ways to personalize your pwned handset, then one place you could start your search is with a newly released jailbreak tweak dubbed VolVibes by iOS developer Ethan Whited.
As the name implies, VolVibes introduces haptic feedback when pressing either of your iPhone’s volume buttons. The concept certainly isn’t new, but VolVibes sets itself apart as it integrates configuration options that competing tweaks simply don’t have.
If you’re a jailbreaker that uses the Instagram app and also happens to enjoy subtle vibrations when performing actions (better known as haptic feedback), then we think you’ll take a particular liking to a newly released jailbreak tweak called HaptiGram by iOS developer iCraze.
As you may have inferred already from the context clues above, HaptiGram integrates haptic feedback into various actions performed in the official Instagram application for iOS. According to the developer, haptic feedback can be felt when doing any of the following things:
If you have a jailbroken iPhone or iPad at your disposal, then we think you might come to enjoy a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed FingerLock by iOS developer MTAC.
Citing the details provided to us in the tweak’s Cydia depiction, FingerLock provides the user with a bevy of Lock screen-centric customization options that can help it stand out from the crowd. The tweak purportedly includes the following features:
Apple says that Digital Crown haptic feedback built into Apple Watch Series 4 was designed to deliver a precise click-like feel as you scroll, and it really does, but some people find it annoying. If you count yourself in that group, then do follow along with our step-by-step tutorial as we show you how to disable Digital Crown haptic feedback on your Series 4 wearable.
watchOS 6 debuted a new Taptic Chimes feature that takes advantage of Apple's custom vibrator, called Taptic Engine, to render quick vibrations on your wrist at the top of the hour to help you keep track of the time in a subtle manner, without having to engage the device.
Taptic Engine, Apple's marketing name for a custom vibration motor that delivers unique and subtle vibration patterns, should undergo a redesign because the iPhone models coming down the pike this year are expected to ship without 3D Touch.