iPhones May Soon Become Capable of Detecting Touches While Wearing Gloves
According to the latest patent filing published earlier this week by the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), Apple might be working on a technology that would allow iPhones to detect touch input performed while wearing gloves. Currently, using iPhones in winter is quite a tricky and inconvenient task as the displays of these devices, as well as of iPads and iPod touch units, don’t respond to users wearing gloves made of fabric, leather or any other material. The patent application is entitled “Glove Touch Detection” and it was filed back in 2014.
What you need to know is that Apple is actively researching advancing the iPhone’s touchscreen technology to permit users to interact with the handset’s touchscreen while wearing gloves, which would be especially handy during winter days. This would also work if a user had a bandage on one or more fingers.
Some rival devices, including the handsets manufactured by Samsung, already interact with users wearing gloves with no problems at all and this may be the main reason for Apple to improve the iPhone screen in the near future.
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