A few years ago, Google unveiled a bunch of bold plans for the future of technology, including Project Jacquard, which aimed to add smart features to clothing that would give users the ability to perform various tasks on their devices by simply touching their clothes. Levi’s partnered with Google to launch a first smart jacket, which hit stores in late 2017. It turns out that Apple is also interested in intelligent fabric, but that doesn’t mean it’ll make any Apple Jackets of its own.

The first day of the year brought Apple a new patent award. Filed back in September 2016, the design patent, titled The ornamental design for a fabric, as shown and described, was awarded to Apple, but it doesn’t reveal too many details about the new material. Being a design patent, the only thing we get is the following drawing, which shows the potential design of such fabric that Apple may use on future smart devices and accessories. Read More