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Patent Revelas That Apple May Include Eye Tracking On The Next iPhone Model

News   •   Jun 05, 2013 17:30 BST

The Samsung Galaxy S4 continues to hit headlines in the mobile phone business, particularly after hitting 10 million sales after less than one month. Of course, the popularity of the Galaxy S4 means that Samsung's biggest rival Apple, will be facing tough competition throughout the rest of the year.

Of course, the Apple iPhone 5 remains one of the most popular smartphone models on the market, but the impressive sales clocked up by the Galaxy S4 mean the company will have its work cut out if it is to compete when it launches the next iPhone model. As a result, it is expected that the rumoured iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 will see the biggest overhaul to the series to date, and pack plenty of advanced new features. Visit our website for the latest iPhone 5S updates and click here for cheap iPhone 5 deals.

Obviously, the Galaxy S4 is Samsung's most high spec offering to date, and boasts plenty of impressive features. One of the standout features of the device is no doubt Smart Scroll. This feature uses the phone’s front facing camera to monitor the movements of users’ eyes, and then automatically scrolls up and down when viewing documents, emails and web pages etc, meaning that users do not have to manually scroll. It looks like Apple is keen to compete with this feature, as Apple Insider has recently revealed that Apple has filed a patent for a feature called Gaze Detection which appears to offer almost identical functionality.

The fact that Apple has filed this patent by no means confirms that the feature will be included in the next iPhone, but it certainly shows that the California based manufacturer is keen to rival the Galaxy S4 on the basis of individual features. Of course, Apple faces the risk of legal action from Samsung if it decides to include this feature on the next iPhone, but both companies are now used to this scenario so it is unlikely to stop Apple.

Recent rumours have suggested that the next iPhone model may already be in production, ready for a release in September. We can expect more news about the phone’s features and release date in the coming weeks, so we will be sure to keep you updated with the latest details.