Apple granted U.S. patent for curved touch displays

“The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday awarded Apple a patent that describes a method for efficiently manufacturing curved touch surfaces, suggesting the company may be experimenting with curved iOS device displays,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.

“Apple’s U.S. Patent No. 8,603,574 for a ‘Curved touch sensor’ details a manufacturing technique that produces accurate, curved touch surfaces without deficiencies caused by substrate warping or deformation,” Campbell reports. “The patent’s claims specifically cover use of the technology in displays, touch pads and touch mice, among other devices.”

Campbell reports, “The document also notes the technique can be used to form more than one curvature, such as a wave or other surface shape, by employing a second or third forming substrate.”

Read more, and see Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sarah” for the heads up.]


    1. Funny!
      But when did Apple last give out user manuals? You pay 00’s or 000’s of dollars for a piece of incredibly complex hi-tech equipment that probably nobody knows its full capabilities, but there’s no manual. That’s why the web is full of articles such as “top ten hidden tricks of iOS7” or “hidden features of Mavericks.” My pickup truck came with a book half an inch think just for the frickin’ radio!! What’s with that?

      1. Yeah but, did you actually read your truck manual? I doubt it and I don’t know one woman (there might be some but I’ve never met one) who ever read a vehicle owners manual.

        Most manuals are a waste of space and natural resources.

        Too funny indeed.

        1. I agree. Most manuals are a waste of resources. And back in the day, Apple’s were written like car manuals – for morons. But computers and iOS devices are vastly more intricate than a radio and the hidden details are not second nature to most users. Why doesn’t Apple tell you about half the features of its products? There has to be a reasonable balance somewhere.

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