New display lets you use your iPhone and keep your gloves on

first_imgWith the cold comes a seasonal problem for folks with iPhones and other touchscreen smartphones. That’s right–capacitive touchscreens can’t detect when someone presses on them with a glove. There may be hope though. Patently Apple has found that Japan’s Hitachi Displays may have a solution.According to a report by Nikkei Business Publications, the company has developed a projection-type touch panel display capable of detecting what they call insulators which are items such as plastic or cloth. If the display is incorporated into a smartphone not only does it mean that you don’t have to take your gloves off to use your iPhone you also gain the option to use a stylus or the tip of a fingernail as well.There’s a good chance that the new display will be coming to your favorite Apple portable device soon. The panels are available in sizes from 3 to 10 inches which Patently Apple points out would cover the current line of iOS devices by Apple. The downside of such a new display? It could put startups, which make smartphone friendly gloves that allow you to easily uncover your fingers, out of business.Read more at Pantently Apple.last_img read more