Apple’s new patent or iPhone using the electrode is discharged to water

Currently, Apple through a dense network structure to prevent intrusion of the liquid, but in the case of exceeding a certain pressure, there is still the risk of failure. In addition, depending on the temperature and humidity, these internal components presence of moisture condensation phenomenon, this is not a good thing for those sensitive electronic device is.

According to the US Patent and Trademark Office patent documents released, Apple entitled “By opening the liquid discharge” of a new method of discharging liquid through every speaker made a description. This method is mainly by changing the acoustics in a conductive element inside the device (speakers or a microphone inside) surface charge distribution to achieve the effect of hydrophobic treatment.

According to the company described in the patent document, there is a module located inside these acoustic sensors will detect water, the rest is achieved is dependent on the existing acoustic sensors.

Apple’s new patent or iPhone using the electrode is discharged to water

Unclear whether Apple intends to apply this new thinking on their own products, but the company’s product already has a certain degree of water resistance. It is equipped with a washer iPhone 6s and sealed by silicone cable, Apple Watch also features a unique waterproof design. Apple plans on using rubber processing technology to achieve the purpose of dustproof and waterproof rumors the next iPhone is also noisy in the dust, but details are still unknown.

Arranged in the cavity wall will be energized conductor if the acoustic module detects liquid intrusion. And based on the surface charge of different polarity, hydrophobicity individual areas will change. A positive charge may degrade the performance of a hydrophobic region, and negative charge would have the opposite effect, the liquid discharge opening.

Unclear whether Apple intends to apply this new thinking on their own products, but the company’s product already has a certain degree of water resistance. It is equipped with a washer iPhone 6s and sealed by silicone cable, Apple Watch also features a unique waterproof design. Apple plans on using rubber processing technology to achieve the purpose of dustproof and waterproof rumors the next iPhone is also noisy in the dust, but details are still unknown.

By strategically change the charge conductor surface arrangement, the system is able to collect the liquid and move under the circumstances, this method can be conveyed to a water discharge orifice. Protective net can also adopt a similar strategy to speed up the whole process.

Apple said, the speaker drive unit can also play its part in this process by entering the performance of acoustic energy pulses, the liquid expelled.

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