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Next iphone May Include Eye Tracking, Patent Reveals

iPhone-5S-color-FSMdotCOMThe Samsung Galaxy S4 remains one of the most sought after smartphones on the market, and has already proven to be wildly popular, clocking up 10 million sales after just one month. Of course, the popularity of the Galaxy S4 means that Apple will certainly have its work cut out if it is to compete with the next instalment of the iPhone series.


The Apple iPhone 5 remains one of the most popular smartphone models on the market, but the new threat posed by the Galaxy S4 means the California based manufacturer will certainly have its work cut out if it is to compete. As a result, it is expected that the rumoured iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 will be the most advanced offering to date, and is likely to pack plenty of new innovative features. Check out the latest iPhone 5 news and click here for the best iPhone 5 contract deals.


Of course, the Galaxy S4 is also the South Korean manufacturer’s most advanced handset to date, and boasts plenty of advanced specifications. One of its standout features is no doubt Smart Scroll. This feature tracks the movements of users’ eyes, by utilising the phone’s front facing camera. This allows documents, web pages and emails etc to be automatically scrolled, meaning that users do not have to scroll manually. According to Apple Insider, it looks like Apple may be utilising a similar feature on the next iPhone. The website reports that Apple has filed a patent for a feature called Gaze Detection, which appears to offer similar functionality to Smart Scroll.


Of course, a patent application by no means confirms that Apple will be using this feature on the next iPhone, but it certainly demonstrates that Apple has acknowledged  the threat posed by Samsung. Of course, if Apple decides to use the feature on the next iPhone, it of course runs the risk of legal action from Samsung, but this would of course be the latest in a long line of legal disputes between the two companies.


It is rumoured that the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 may already be in production ahead of a September launch. Of course, we will keep you posted with all the latest developments on Apple devices as soon as we hear of any more details.