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Apple Files Patent For A Proximity-Sensing Touchscreen

The Patent Office has granted Apple 13 new patents, including #7,653,883 for a proximity-sensing multi-touch screen. The proximity-sensing screen patent, describes a touchscreen that can detect when an object (like a finger or a stylus) is close to the screen but not touching it, and then offer up context-dependent controls based on what it detects.

Apple Touchscreen Patent

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