Apple iPhone 12 could be fully waterproof and might even work underwater as per the latest patent leaks. There have been a few water-resistant smartphones till now but none of the devices have been able to function while being submerged. The Cupertino based tech giant is working on a new technology that will sense the touch pressure underwater and differentiate it from the water particles so that a user can operate the iPhone even if it is inside water.
Using portrait mode with @Apple #iPhone11Pro underwater. I was worried the processor wouldn’t handle the movement but it nailed it every time.
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— Rob Layton (@Rob_Layton) February 22, 2020
Apple has filed a new patent for in-display pressure sensors that will enable iPhone 12 or future iPhones to fully work underwater. Here are more details on the iPhone 12 release date, specs, features and the underwater touch sensor patents.
Apple Leaked Patent for Underwater Touch Sensor and Functions
Apple has filed a new patent in USPTO that describes in detail the development of in-display sensors that can work even inside water. The leaked patent is titled “Force or touch sensing on a mobile device using a capacitive or pressure sensing” and it mentions special sensors that would enable the screen to respond to the touch even while submerged in water.
Apple has revealed in the patent that it wants the display of iPhone, iPad or even iWatch to not act up of freeze when covered with water or water droplets. It also mentions a mechanism to determine the accurate amount of force exerted and applied to the display of the underwater device. While the name of the device is not mentioned, many of the tech experts are confident that it could be talking about iPhone 12 or some other future models.
Apple iPhone 12 Release Date, Specs and Features
Apple iPhone 12 is slated to release in September 2020 at the company’s annual event and despite the threat of Coronavirus outbreak, the launch schedule will be maintained. The specs list of iPhone 12 includes 5G network, 4-lens rear camera setup, no bezels, in-display front camera and touch sensor. It will be very soon revealed that which of the rumored features actually makes its way to the Apple iPhone 12 when the product is launched in the market.