iPad gives users more than one finger

As the hallucinatory haze of Apple’s latest product announcement dissipates, tech analysts have begun looking at what the iPad may offer in new features.  One clear category is the gesture interface, which is dramatically more powerful than on the iPhone.  You can use several fingers at once, including fingers from both hands in orchestrated ways to re-size, rotate, and otherwise control your applications, and the duration of some presses will alter what function you’re performing.  Assuming you have, and can use, all of that digital flesh.  Without carefully designed alternative input, a sophisticated gesture interface may pose a serious barrier to people who are missing fingers, have difficulty controlling them, or who have trouble understanding the gesture scheme.

The iPad’s Interface and Gestures: What’s Actually New Video – apple ipad – Gizmodo

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