“Addressing the complaints of nearly every iPhone owner in a northern climate, Apple has filed for a patent that would cover a means of using a multi-touch device with gloves,” Aidan Malley reports for AppleInsider.
“The US Patent Office application notes that capacitive touchscreens like those on the iPhone and iPod touch are problematic in colder weather. As they depend on the electrical response from a user’s fingertips, which is often blocked off when wearing insulated gloves, the screens either force users to take off their gloves or else sit tight until they return indoors,” Malley reports.
“Apple’s solution would give gloves a second, inner layer beyond the surface that would simulate the electrical feedback of human fingers when exposed to the outside,” Malley reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: First iPod socks, now gloves. What’s next?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]