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Apple applies for two more patents for water resistant devices

Apple has applied for two more patents involving water resistant improvements for its various devices — the iPhone being the most obvious candidate for such enhancements.

Patent filing 2018019659 is for a coating that is applied to an electronic device in locations that may otherwise allow liquid ingress into the electronic device. For example, the coating may cover a channel, or other opening, that leads to an internal volume of the electronic device. 

Patent filing 20180110143 is for an electronic device with a liquid-resistant SIM tray. It involves modifications designed to prevent liquid ingress into an opening (or openings) of the device is disclosed. For example, the electronic device could include a SIM tray having a sealing element designed to provide a seal at an opening that receives the SIM tray.

Of course, Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which ones will materialize in a real product.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.