What you need to know
- An Apple patent has revealed how Apple could one day embed electronic components into fabric.
- Applications listed include furniture, bags, and clothing.
- It could give us awesome insight into the technology of the future.
An Apple patent published today has revealed how Apple could one day embed electronics into fabrics such as furniture, bags, and clothing.
The patent is titled Electrical Components Attached to Fabric and its abstract states:
That details how Apple could try to embed electrical components into fabric, but what possible application could that have? There are some clues in the background:
That's right people, Apple is exploring ways to incorporate electronics into furniture, bags, and clothing. The patent makes further provisions for use with electronic devices, such as laptops, tablets, phones or their accessories and further states:
Of course, this is just a patent (a relatively new one, only filed in November of last year), so Apple is really just spitballing ideas on paper at this point. But who knows? Maybe one day Apple will be supplying us with tech and smart fabrics that could revolutionize our homes and our lives.
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