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Prepare for Apple’s self-resizing iPhone interface

Prepare for Apple’s self-resizing iPhone interface

Apple has filed a patent that could see the iPhone and iPod touch interfaces adjust the size of their elements in response to motion.

The filing, entitled Variable Device Graphical User Interface, describes a self-adjusting user interface that would make it easier to hit the right touch-screen commands when walking, jogging, riding in a car, or at any other time when you’re bouncing up and down or swaying side to side.

At times such as those, touching the correct tiny icon or list item is more problematic than when you – and your device – are standing still. The filing describes a system in which an accelerometer, gyroscope, or proximity sensor can sense your movement and enlarge those interface elements so that, to paraphrase Elvis Costello, your aim is true.

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