Apple Secures Patent for High Tactile 'Magic' Glove Design
Although gloves customized for use with touchscreen devices are nothing new, there's something quite "magical" about what could become the most popular high tactile gloves on the market. At least, that's what Apple is probably hoping for.
According to our friends at Patently Apple
, the folks in Cupertino have won a patent for a new "Magic Glove System," the design for which also surfaced this week at the US Patent and Trademark Office. If you're curious as to how these gloves will improve upon those currently available on the market, that much isn't yet clear. Although since the word "magic" is involved, these must be superior to the competition, right?
Regardless, anyone who lives in a cold climate and owns and operates an iDevice in the winter knows the significant frustration born of wearing gloves while trying to enjoy your nearest iPhone, iPod, or iPad. As a result, Apple has apparently invested in a workaround for this dilemma, the outcome of which will likely be an Apple-sanctioned and Apple-branded pair of absurdly expensive gloves optimized for use with any touchscreen Apple product in inclement weather.
If you're interested in reading the intricate ins and outs of a "glove system" that utilizes immensely elaborate descriptions of a remarkably simple design - one that is grossly similar to competing products already available - be sure to check out the complete rundown from Patently Apple
before "Magic Gloves" turn up in an Apple store near you.