In this month’s Touch Screen News in August 2022, we’ll take a look at ViewSonic’s ultra-portable touchscreen monitor, Apple’s iPhone 14, a patent for under-display Touch ID, and the Phandroid Android N beta. In addition, we’ll look at the future of mobile computing and what the future holds for touchscreen technology. So, what’s new in the world of touch screens in August 2022?
ViewSonic’s ultra-portable touch screen monitor
The ultra-portable touchscreen monitor from ViewSonic will come with 1080p resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. Other features of this monitor include HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA ports. HDMI-CEC will arrange automatic peripheral control and enable more efficient professional setups. The dual-hinge design will be especially useful for users who need to adjust the angle of the touchscreen.
The TD2230 is the company’s first ultra-portable touchscreen monitor and will be available in August 2022. It has a kickstand and will be capable of moving from one desk to another. ASUS is also releasing a portable version of its ProArt Display. It features a 14-inch full-HD IPS panel with 100% sRGB color gamut and Rec. 709 color gamut. It also has Calman Verified and factory-calibrated Delta E. HP is also expected to launch an ultra-portable touchscreen monitor in August 2022.
Apple’s iPhone 14
The latest iPhone rumors are focusing on the display. It seems as though Apple will finally put its Face ID hardware under the iPhone’s display, reducing the cutout size and leaving more screen. The iPhone already boasts the best camera technology, and the periscope camera would further improve the picture quality. It’s not yet clear whether the iPhone 14 will also include 3D Touch, which was last included in the iPhone XS in 2018. It’s also unclear if Apple will bring back Touch ID to top-tier phones. However, the notch removal is not likely to help either.
The release date of the Apple iPhone 14 was widely reported back in June, and a rumor had it landing on September 13 – a Tuesday. However, this date would clash with Labor Day, the U.S. federal holiday, which falls on September 5 in 2022. Thus, the device may not even launch until September 13 – a month later than originally planned. It’s also possible that the rumored device will have a touch screen and be able to display a full screen.
Apple’s patent for under-display Touch ID
The latest Apple patent on under-display Touch ID could be the start of an entirely new way to unlock an iPhone. Interestingly, Apple’s patent focuses on off-axis light, not on determining which limb is wearing the device. While this might mean a slightly different way to unlock an iPhone, it still sounds cool! And while we may not see this technology until the iPhone 14, it’s still possible that Apple could implement under-display Touch ID into future devices.
The patent for under-display Touch ID isn’t specific to the iPhone 14 or the next iPad model, but the company is continuing to develop this technology. According to a new report by supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, under-display Touch ID is likely to make an appearance in the iPhone next year. However, if you’re a fan of the iPhone, or just want to know how it works in practice, read on for more information.
Phandroid’s Android N beta
If you’re one of the millions of smartphone users who have been waiting for the release of Android N, it might be time to update to the new version. The new version will be known as Android N and will be able to support 3D touch. It will have improved accessibility features. Google has yet to determine the name of this feature. Phandroid is already running the Android N beta. To download it, visit the Android Developer page.
The August 2022 update for Google’s Android 13 operating system contained hints about the next version of the OS. The update includes a reference to a default security patch level of 2022-09-01. Google will also fix security vulnerabilities that were discovered by users. This update is expected to come to all Pixel phones in August 2022. In fact, the update will be available on the first day of August, so it is highly likely that all Pixel devices will be updated before other handset manufacturers.
A federal government probe into the Autopilot safety features of Tesla electric vehicles has been upgraded to “Engineering Analysis.” The investigation concerns the use of driver-assist software, specifically how the cars alert drivers of pending incidents. The investigation covers approximately 830,000 Model S, Model X, and Model Y vehicles manufactured from 2014 through 2022. In the past few years, the company has received more than 20 reports of incidents.
Earlier this year, the NHTSA launched an investigation into the Tesla Autopilot system. The regulator asked Tesla to explain why it beamed a software update without recalling the vehicles. Tesla has issued eleven recalls in the U.S. since October. Several crashes have been linked to the use of advanced driver assistance systems. However, it is unclear whether the hood-lift problem will be fixed in the near future.