It’s reminiscent of Kinect or Minority Report, and the technology is pretty cool too: it emits an ultrasound field around the device that detects your hand movements and takes them into account.
Is it really useful though? The iPad has a small screen, so standing back and using it touchless doesn’t really make a lot of sense. The use case the CEO mentions — and the only one we can think of — is when you’re cooking and you have the iPad on a stand and are looking at a recipe.
Yes, that would be pretty useful. But if that’s the only use case it’s pretty limited.
In any case, here’s a video of the interface in action. As we said: pretty cool.
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