iPhone + Sony patent = something remarkable? 18:59 on Sunday

Some people have expressed their frustration with the Apple geeks who praise anything that cometh from them divine hands of Steve Jobs. Yes, there’s nothing on iPhone that couldn’t be technically accomplished on a competing device. And yes, there is that usability gotcha of not having any tactile feedback for the buttons.

So here’s an idea. What if Apple combined iPhone with this Sony patent…? We could theoretically have a touch screen phone, which could transform (in nanoseconds, mind you!) the physical surface of the device to reflect the buttons in the displayed interface, and actually represent any tactile interface needed.

Would that be remarkable enough for you Steve-loathing techies?

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