Apple patented a self-cleaning system for iPhone from water

Apple patented a self-cleaning system for iPhone from water

Apple engineers are developing a new system to protect your iPhone from water. They have already patented a system similar to the one used in Apple's smartwatches.

Apple patented a self-cleaning system for iPhone from water

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Owners of Apple smartphones starting with the iPhone 7 model can appreciate the device's moisture protection system. The devices have housings that do not allow liquid to pass through. However, water can damage the structure of the device as it seeps into the headphone jack and battery charging port. By lingering there, it is capable of causing damage. To prevent this from happening, the developers decided to create a system that is already used in the Apple Watch gadget. For “smart” watches, we have created a functionality that independently determines the presence of drops in the speakers and connectors. When they appear, the device begins to vibrate, shaking the liquid out of the case. IPhone can get a similar option. A patent has already been issued for it.

Following the documentation, the new option allows you not only to deal with normal moisture, but also to remove crystals of sea water, destroying plaque. The diaphragm independently detects the need for cleaning and automatically eliminates drops. It is not known whether the new functionality will appear in the news of the current season or it will be applied next year. Often, these patents go unrealized.

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