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Apple Patents Squeeze Sensitive Device Housings That Could Be Used In Future iPhones And iPads

Apple received a patent from the USPTO today that describes a technology that would allow device casings to employ a combination of pressure and capacitive sensitivity to detect input. At the very least, the tech could be used to map functions like those Apple currently assigns to the home, power and volume buttons to areas of an iPhone or iPad's bezel.

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Apple patent suggests revolutionized bezels for iOS devices

The new technology would include new virtual buttons and indicators on the bezel that would extend capabilities beyond the normal display. (4 hours ago)

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