Apple is now looking into creating fabrics with incorporated electric components.

The company's latest innovation in smart fabrics was revealed in a patent application aptly titled “Fabric with Electric Components,” which was recently published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Some might be familiar with the idea of smart clothing, introduced a few years back by Google and famed denim company Levi's via the Trucker Jacket. This piece of everyday outerwear incorporated the Mountain View firm's Jacquard technology, allowing wearers to stay stylish and connected at the same time.

The technology described in Apple's patent application, however, seems more advanced than the one used on the Trucker Jacket. This is because of a few reasons:

First, Apple's invention involves inserting electrical components into the fabric while it is being made. Conductive materials can be inserted and placed beside threads used in the fabric creation process. This will result in a fabric to which electronic components can be attached for various purposes. Read More