An apple has announced a good number of accessibility features to be released on Apple iPad and iPhone “later this year.” Among them the most interesting feature is one that allows you to control your device with your eyes. As you might guess, it uses eye tracking.

This eye tracking feature is mostly directed in people with physical disabilities. However, anyone can use it. Under the hood, the eye tracking uses AI and you will have to go through a short calibration phase at the initial stage. This phase uses the front camera and takes a few seconds. Once it’s done, you’ll be able to use this handy feature on your iPhone or iPad.

There is no need for additional hardware, nor will you need to use any accessories. Another thing to note is that eye tracking on the Apple iPhone and iPad will work with any app. You can use it for navigation through each item and Dwell Control to activate items.

Other new features coming to your iPhone and iPad

In addition to the new eye tracking feature, Apple announced a good number new features for iPhone and iPad. Here they are in brief:

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Taptic Engine gets Music Haptics

Apple introduces a new a feature called Music Haptics which uses the iPhone’s vibration motor. It can create rhythmic taps, textures and pulses in sync with your music. While similar features exist, Music Haptics is exclusive to Apple Music. But developers can integrate this technology into their own own applications via API. This opens doors to more immersive musical experiences.

Apple devices for receiving vehicle traffic alerts

Another interesting an add-on is Vehicle Motion Cues. This feature is intended to combat the motion sickness of passengers using iPhones or iPads in moving vehicles. It works by displaying animated dots on the screen that react to changes in the car’s movement. The exact science behind this is not yet available clearbut it is a new approach worth exploring.

Vehicle movement on Apple iPhone

Apple CarPlay gets a boost with voice control

CarPlay is liked too. New features include voice control. Enables hands-free navigation and app management. Sound recognition alerts deaf users to car horns and sirens, while color filters provide better accessibility for color-blind drivers.

New CarPlay feature for Apple devices

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New Feature Will Let You Control Apple iPad and iPhone With Your Eyes