“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.]