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  • Apple Awarded Patent for Curved Touch Surfaces


    On Tuesday, Apple was awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office for curved touch surfaces.

    Currently Apple’s iOS device lineup, iPods, and Mac multi-touch track pads all use flat touch surfaces. But as the patent appears to show, Apple certainly has an interest in curved touch surfaces.

    It’s unknown what kind of technology Apple might wish to implement such a feature in, but it might make a good feature for the rumored iWatch, which would wrap around the natural curvature of a person's wrist. There have also been some interesting concepts of the iPhone with a curved display, such as the one below, which our Akshay Masand covered last month:



    As AppleInsider reports, the patent also includes details for displays that have multiple curves, and not just one. The idea that such technology is being worked on makes the mind wonder what Apple could possibly be experimenting with and what the future of touch devices may bring.

    Sources: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Awarded Patent for Curved Touch Surfaces started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. BhadKarma's Avatar
      BhadKarma -
      That curved Iphone is dumb... Jus sayin
    1. Quade321's Avatar
      Quade321 -
      I love how it's always they were "awarded" a patent. YAY, YOU WIN. You get to stifle innovation and creativity across the mobile world. THANKS APPLE, YOU'RE GREAT.
    1. BUcLAo69's Avatar
      BUcLAo69 -
      That curved iPhone look ugly and I sure hope it doesn't comes out like that.....
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      So 3 curved display devices are already on the market so should we expect the usual from Apple......lawsuits?
    1. hemptation's Avatar
      hemptation -
      I dunno. Out of those 3 devices. How many of them have patents on their curved display? Lol
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      None if them. Haha, start forking over the dough! I love Apple.
    1. crouching's Avatar
      crouching -
      Besides..curves..wearable tech..watches..hmm see where they are going here
    1. Tperry's Avatar
      Tperry -
      Quote Originally Posted by hemptation View Post
      I dunno. Out of those 3 devices. How many of them have patents on their curved display? Lol
      Actually I believe it could come down to prior art? If the other phones were in development before the patent was filed (and can be proven to have been) then I don't see where Apple would have a leg to stand on.
    1. hemptation's Avatar
      hemptation -
      Well right on. Having a great idea. Having produced that idea. And having a patent on an idea. Are 3 different things And honestly I was just messing with the android troll bro lol.
    1. ABOSWORTH's Avatar
      ABOSWORTH -
      Quote Originally Posted by Quade321 View Post
      I love how it's always they were "awarded" a patent. YAY, YOU WIN. You get to stifle innovation and creativity across the mobile world. THANKS APPLE, YOU'RE GREAT.
      LOL!!! It's amazing and revolutionary!