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It's called the Taptic Engine, a linear actuator inside Apple Watch that produces haptic feedback. In less technical terms, it taps you on the wrist whenever you ...
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Apple Watch: Faulty Taptic Engine Slows Rollout
Wall Street Journal - 3 hours agoThe taptic engine, a key component of the Apple Watch, made by one of two suppliers was ...
According to the Wall Street Journal, some taptic engines supplied by AAC Technologies Holdings Inc., of Shenzhen, China, started to break down over time. That prompted Apple to scrap some finished watches.
The report offers one possible explanation why some people must wait until the summer to get the watches they ordered, even though Apple began shipping the high tech timepieces on April 24.
Apple's product launch mishaps are infrequent but not unprecedented. In 2010, the late Steve Jobs had to defend "Antennagate," the episode in which some iPhone 4 owners complained of dropped calls when they held the phone a certain way.
Definition of haptic in English:
Relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using thesenses of touch and proprioception:haptic feedback devices create the illusion of substance and force within the virtual world
Late 19th century: from Greek haptikos 'able to touch or grasp', from haptein 'fasten'.
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Verb, 1. fly open - come open suddenly; "the doors flew open in the strong gust".