“In this particular report we specifically cover Apple’s latest iDevice related waterproofing invention,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “It’s been rumored that Apple may introduce the iPhone 6 with this new feature.”

“Apple has been granted a patent today for their invention relating to electronic devices, and, more particularly, to controlling moisture intrusion into the interior of electronic devices,” Purcher reports. “In Apple’s patent [illustration] we’re able to see a cross-sectional side view of a portion of an electronic device showing how surfaces of a gap between housing structures may be coated with a moisture repelling coating to cause moisture to bead into droplets and thereby become less likely to intrude into the interior of the device.”

“As a side note, it should be noted that Apple has also considered using liquid metal as a substrate for waterproofing future iDevices,” Purcher reports. “A second liquid metal patent that surfaced in 2013 also hinted of such an application.”

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

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