The iPhone and the multi touch screen

Oyvind over at Brilliantdays has a very interesting theory about the multi touch screen on the new iPhone and the fantastic multi touch screen that Jeff Han has been demonstrating around the world.

Oyvind thinks that this technology will be incorporated in the next generation of Apple screens and laptops.

Only a theory, but read his article in detail. Why did so many people from Apple visit this particular post after he wrote it? And what about the comment over at Jefferson Han’s web site?

When I saw this video on YouTube and had a glimpse of how Phil Schiller zooms in on an image on the Phone I can’t believe that this has nothing to do with Jeff Han’s technology.

I tried Jeff’s screen at Siggraph in Boston last year. The image zoom works exactly as it is done by Mr. Schiller in the CBS video. I must admit that the technology is some of the most amazing I have ever tested. It worked extremely well and gave an immediate feel of the navigation.

This is a short video I shot in Boston while testing the screen and talking to Jefferson Han.

The iPhone and the multi touch screen

One thought on “The iPhone and the multi touch screen

  1. I saw Jeff Han’s screen during Siggraph 2005 in L.A., and my thought then was that it had to have something to do with Spielberg’s 2002 Minority Report 😉

    In the film, Tom Cruise uses both hands to zoom in and out of images using much the same gestures as in Jeff Han’s screen. iPhone is based on single hand gestures, but the principles appear to be the same as both the above.

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