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This article was published on January 25, 2010

New Apple gestures: scoops, nudges, and tilts

New Apple gestures: scoops, nudges, and tilts
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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MacRumors has discovered a new patent from Apple that details some interesting new gestures. Or, as described in the patent:

Some embodiments of the present invention therefore enable a user to provide a series of gestures as input to the receiving device. Such gestures may include, for example, brushing motions, scooping motions, nudges, tilt and slides, and tilt and taps. The application can then respond to each gesture (or gesture combination) in any number of ways.

Embodiments of the present invention may therefore have applicability to any electronic system or application capable of receiving input. For example, embodiments of the present invention may be useful with video games, file browsing, interactive navigation, communication systems, control systems, military systems, medical devices, and industrial applications.

Seems that besides swiping and tapping you will also be scooping, nudging and tilting your iPhone in the future. As illustrated: