Apple’s U.S. Patent No. 8,603,574 for a “Curved touch sensor” details a manufacturing technique that produces accurate, curved touch surfaces without deficiencies caused by substrate warping or deformation. The patent’s claims specifically cover use of the technology in displays, touch pads and touch mice, among other devices.
It wasn’t long ago that we had told you that Apple is prepping a curved screen device at its labs. Ever since May 2011, we have been hearing news of the Cupertino company mulling over a ‘curved cover glass’ form factor for their next iPhone model. The latest piece of info speaks of something that cements the grapevine buzz flying around for long.