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New iPad 5 game sessions to vibrate

If you are a regular gamer on Apple’s iPad devices, you’ll be interested to hear that a new feature is rumored to be coming alongside the new iPad 5 device, once Apple has announced it later in the year. A patent discovery has revealed that vibration and notification features could be coming to the new device, to inform gamers of messages during a heavy session.

As most of you are aware, this is a feature that is already available on Android tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, as well as the Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch. Soon it could be a mainstay iOS feature as well though, and an improvement that iOS gamers will welcome once the iPad 5 is finally available.

A patent discovered over at PatentlyApple suggests that Apple will include a new vibration notification feature that will let iPad 5 games know that somebody is trying to contact them. This could be via an iMessage, an email or even a gaming related notification based on the app that you are currently playing.

As of yet though, the iPad 5 release date remains an elusive mystery, with no strong details yet on whether it will be a planned announcement at WWDC 2013 in June, or if the company will keep it under wraps until a separate Fall event as we’ve seen many times in the past. Once the iPad 5 is finally unveiled, we also expect an iPad Mini 2 device to come as well – signaling a price cut for the current model, as is standard Apple practice.

It goes without saying that we hope this isn’t the only major feature to come alongside a brand new iPad 5. A vibration feature is nice of course, but many consumers will argue that it should have been in place from the very start. If you have the iPad 4 now and are already considering an upgrade – let us know what features you need to see to secure that purchase.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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