Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) wants to improve the mouse with a patent that reacts to use. The patent, which is titled “Force Sensing Mouse”, details how mouse sensors could measure location and level of forces exerted on the main button.
Apple patents innovative mouse
This patent also offers a suggestion a strain gauge could measure forces applied by a user. Haptic feedback could also be provided by vibration or electromagnetic motors. The patent also claims the result could be utilized in a more nuanced way. It is important to point out there are different takes within this theme including details for left, right, and central presses.