Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Proximity Sensor On iPad 2 Could Bring Auto Screen Lock

Latest proof indicates Apple iPad 2 will comprise a proximity sensor, which will immediately lock and unlock the touch screen device every time a protect, connected to an instance, is placed over or pulled from the display.

The developer develop of the approaching operating system upgrade consists of two brand new strings named "PAD_CASE_LOCK" and "PAD_CASE_LOCK_FOOTER."

The newest addendums to the program are portion of the Settings application on the iPad, which would let clients to enable or eliminate the option. It explains locating a cover over the iPad screen to quickly lock the device, as opposed to pressing the power/lock button on top right. Owners might also unlock the device with no "Automatically lock and unlock your iPad when you close and open the iPad cover," the setting shows.

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he existing iPad contains an ambient light indicator, however , not a closeness indicator. The opportunity addition of the nearness indicator would enable the screen to immediately switch off, and the gadget being locked, similar to the iPhone does when the device is put towards a owner's ear throughout a call.

If implemented, the alteration may help Apple company eliminate buttons from the iPad, some thing a current rumor proposed the corporation is wanting to do. Presently, the iPad should be unlocked by pushing the home button and then activating the gadget throughout the "slide to unlock" touch.

The initial beta of iOS 4.3 permitted new multi-touch gestures that additional eliminate necessity for the home switch, allowing users to easily switch among applications or return to the home display by causing fast four- or five-finger actions on the touch display.

The mention of the auto-lock and unlock feature by using a proximity sensor would demand the use of a case with the iPad to cover its display. Currently, the iPad doesn't ship with a case, though Apple company provides its personal first-party case developed for the iPad, which features a flap to protect the 9.7-inch screen.