“A number of interesting Apple patent applications surfaced at the US Patent & Trademark Office yesterday,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The first covers Apple’s ongoing research into solar energy for use with future portable devices,” Purcher reports. “The second covers a new finger-oil resistant coating for iOS devices to keep our displays fingerprint free. The patent was only filed in February of this year which would suggest that this new coating may apply to devices set to be released in the coming months or years and not a technology already applied.”

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Purcher reports, “The last patent is very interesting as well as it covers a new iPhone related antenna clip for use with an all-metal embodiment. The patent states that the patent figure is an exploded view of the device which could suggest that the antenna clip could one day be a part of an iPhone-nano-like device.”

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