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Apple Making iPhone More 'Touchy Feely'?

apple, iphone, sensors, In an effort to make the iPhone more user friendly, embedding technology which can monitor heart rate, read fingerprints, etc., Apple is now investigating ways to put their Apple Logo to better use.

Essentially what they want is an image which is more than an image. They want their ubiquitous Apple logo to actually earn its keep, by embedding within it essential monitoring technology.

In some embodiments, electrically conductive inserts are embedded into one or more apertures within the device chassis. Certain designs call for concealment beneath existing marks, such as the "iPhone" product identifier, while others incorporate inserts made of materials that contrast with surrounding metal to enhance logo visibility.

Complete or partial glyphs, letters, words, numbers and other symbols may be used to conceal any number of contacts. In one example, the word "Phone" might hold anywhere from three to eight distinct, insulated connections disposed under each letter or in the counter of a letter (described as an areas enclosed within a letter's boundaries). Inserts can then be paired to complete electrical circuits.

You can read more about their efforts here.

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