Apple's New Patent Adjusts an iPad's Display Size Based on How Far Away You AreS

If you like to hold your iPad right up by next to your eyeballs because you are basically blind, you might someday have some relief. Apple has a new patent that changes the size of the display based on the distance of your face from the screen.

The resizing tech could work in two opposite ways: When you get closer, the device will sense your face and the font will get smaller, and larger as you move away. This is called comfort mode. Conversely, in zoom mode, the font would grow as you moved toward the screen. Let's hope this would just augment-and not replace-manual pinch and zoom. That's one feature that's just too fun to do without or something? [USPTO via AppleInsider via CNET]