Apple’s new accessibility features let you control an iPhone or iPad with your eyes

An example of Apple’s new eye tracking accessibility feature being used on an iPad.
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Apple just announced a slew of new accessibility features coming to its software platforms in the months ahead, including eye tracking, which the company says uses artificial intelligence to let people with physical disabilities more easily navigate through iOS and iPadOS.

A new “music haptics” option will use the iPhone’s Taptic Engine vibration system to “play taps, textures, and refined vibrations to the audio of the music” for supported Apple Music tracks. Apple is also adding features to reduce motion sickness for those susceptible to it when using an iPhone in a moving vehicle.

All of these new accessibility options are likely to debut in iOS and iPadOS 18, though Apple is only saying “later this year” ahead of its WWDC event…

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