Why smart textiles are of interest to Apple right now
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Why smart textiles are of interest to Apple right now

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Will your sleeves ever replace your iPhone?

If in France it is the INPI (national institute of industrial property) which is responsible for protecting the inventions of companies against copying, its American equivalent is the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). And some of its databases are public, including those relating to patents detailing the operation of electronic devices.

If in France it is the INPI (national institute of industrial property) which is responsible for protecting the inventions of companies against copying, its American equivalent is the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). And some of its databases are public, including those relating to patents detailing the operation of electronic devices.

Apple, whose research and development branch is particularly prolific in this area, has just registered new prototypes with the organization. We learn that the brand is considering integrating all kinds of sensors into certain fabrics . Connected clothing had already been mentioned by this one a little earlier, when it was a question of controlling external interfaces by this means .

Soon in your living room?

Beyond clothes, Apple offers to make your furniture and other accessories such as handbags capacitive . But the document that we were able to consult also recalls the key positioning of the firm at the apple, which explains that it wants to pay particular attention to the design of this type of product. Appearance is indeed at the heart of the company’s concerns, as evidenced by the success of the MacBook Air, for example.

For Cupertino, it could also be wise to offer hats, belts, socks, t-shirts, pants, gloves, straps, headbands or even bracelets integrating shortcuts to its applications. On the home side, chairs, sofas and other cushions are also discussed with health in mind.

Several materials in sight

If the patent in question therefore relies mainly on textiles, it is not limited to it and also specifies that it is always possible to rely on thin layers of plastic, metal, glass or even ceramic to interact with the user. In the image above, another possibility schematizes a kind of fabric remote control cover that would cover an already existing device.

Of course there is little chance of seeing such innovations land in stores in the near future, given that these are only simple models. But the know-how is there, and Apple has all the resources to make it happen.

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