Apple’s new design patent uses magnetic attraction to replace buttons and zippers on traditional clothing

From the iPhone 12 series to the new MacBook Pro, Apple has begun to expand the MagSafe magnetic fixation design, and it may be applied to more peripheral products and even accessories such as clothes.


The content of the patent recently obtained from Apple shows that it is possible to replace the traditional button, zipper and other clothing fastening methods with a magnetic suction design, so that the clothing can have a flatter fastening effect, and at the same time, it is more convenient to put on and take off.

In the relevant description, Apple believes that traditional buttons not only make clothes more difficult to put on and take off, and even take more time to fasten, but they cannot guarantee a better fixing effect. Although zippers are more convenient to use than button designs, they may also Because the zipper itself is difficult to close, or the design is abrupt because of the zipper.

With the design of magnetic suction, the clothes can be fixed by magnetic suction, and the buckle design ensures that it will not fall off easily after suction, and will only be released when the user operates.

However, it is not yet possible to confirm which products Apple expects this design patent to be used in. It may appear in future new Apple Watch strap accessories, and may even be used in the rumored virtual vision wearable device.

At present, Apple has applied many magnetic suction designs to its products, such as the MagSafe magnetic suction structure that was added to the iPhone 12, as well as the MagSafe charger design that was used in Mac models in the early days, and recently resumed in the new MacBook Pro, which is included in the AirPods series The storage box of the earphones, or the protective cover of the AirPods Max, all use the design of magnetic snap closure.

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