Apple examining use of knitted fabric for iPhone cases – like the iPod Socks

Apple is examining how to produce iPhone cases from knitted fabric instead of molded silicone, similar to not just the braided Apple Watch band, but also potentially like the long-gone iPod Socks.

Future Apple iPhone cases could be made from a fabric process rather than silicone or leatherFuture Apple iPhone cases could be made from a fabric process rather than silicone or leather

Put the thought of iPod socks out of your mind. Apple’s newly granted patent about fabrics, textiles, and knitting, is for making snap-on cases like its silicone ones. Just made from fabric, and also with options for knitted designs on the back.

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