Future iPhones Could Work With Wet Fingers

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Waterproof mobiles are great, but it’d be nice if you could use them properly when you actually have wet fingers. Droplets of the moist stuff tend to confuse current smartphones’ touch sensors, making it frustratingly tricky to skip tracks in the shower or respond to messages in the pouring rain.

However, screen manufacturer Japan Display has managed to create new LCD panels, called ‘Pixel Eyes’, that you can use even when you're dripping in H2O. It’s a handy little feature, which will surely soon be incorporated into future smartphones.

Japan Display is an Apple supplier, and rumour has it that the two firms have already partnered up to build a $1.7 billion (£1.2 billion) display plant that would produce screens for iPhones, and there’s a small chance the iPhone 7 could benefit from the technology. It seems more likely, however, that next year's iPhone 7S would make use of the special screen.

The latest version of 'Pixel Eyes' is also said to feature deeper black levels and the ability to accept input from a stylus as thin as 1mm, for finer detail. You'll never have an excuse for being shit at drawing again. [MacRumors]