A new technology that promises to make the iPhone touchscreen interaction decided antique is being shown off in the US next month.

The new technology, called Reversing Ramped Field Capacitive (RRFC) touch, has been developed by Wacom to help create a "more natural, easy and fun" way of using gadgets and mean that we are more likely to see touchscreen devices become a part of every day gadget life.

According to the company that makes pen tablets to replace your mouse on your PC, the new tech will offer users pinpoint precision and drift-free performance when using a touchscreen, as well as requiring less pressure to activate a signal, compared to the force required in a resistive touchscreen.

If that wasn't enough to convince companies to embrace the technology, Wacom are also boasting that the hard surface in Wacom's RRFC touchscreen is also tougher than glass, which should help eliminate the fear of scratching once and for all.

We will keep you posted.