Apple patent shows plans for iPad smart bezel

Patent reveals a bezel with sensors that could trigger certain actions on a device; a separate patent shows a longer-life battery.

Apple smart-bezel patent
Patently Apple

The iPad 2 and iPhone 5 haven't even been announced yet, but there is already some intriguing information about the technology that could be in future versions of Apple's iOS devices. Two separate patent filings uncovered this week reveal Apple's work on a smart bezel that could be used for tablets, and on denser lithium batteries that will go longer between charges.

Patently Apple has full details on the first of those. The basic idea is for the bezel of a device to include sensors, allowing you to touch, tap, hold, and even squeeze it to trigger certain actions on the device.

Read more of "Apple patents reveal plans for iPad smart bezel and longer-life batteries" at Crave UK.

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