Apple's new iPhone patent allows for touch when wet

Recently, Apple's patent application for "modifying the function of electronic equipment during a moisture exposure event" was published.

The abstract shows that the present application relates to an electronic device including a processor and a display assembly covered by a cover. The display assembly may include a touch detection system capable of detecting touch events at the cover, the touch detection system may include a capacitance detector capable of detecting changes in capacitance and locations corresponding to changes in capacitance, and An applied force detector for the amount and location of the force of the cover.

The electronic device may include a moisture detector capable of detecting an amount of moisture present at the cover, wherein when the amount of moisture is greater than a threshold amount, the processor determines the occurrence of the touch event based on detection signals provided by the capacitance detector and the applied force detector location.

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