Apple faces a new demand. In September 2014 and September 2015, Apple introduced the Force Touch screens and 3D Touch respectively, the first on the Apple Watch and the second on the iPhone 6s / Plus. So far, it seems that almost no one had heard of anything similar, but it was not the case for a company called Immersion, who claims that Apple has violated three of its patents.
The first of the patents that Immersion says he has violated Apple is called “Haptic response system with stored effects”And is described as software that shows previews after a light touch and actions after firm pressure. The description is very reminiscent of the “Peek & Pop” presented by Apple last September, right? But Immersion still claims that Apple has violated two more patents.
Apple sued for 3D Touch, Peek & Pop and the Taptic Engine
The second patent that Immersion says has violated those of Cupertino is called “Method and apparatus that provides tactile sensations“, And the company says that Apple has copied this system in what it has called taptic engine, a new engine that vibrates differently from conventional vibrators and that simulates a touch on the wrist or hands.