LED Fabric (Maybe)
Another one of Apple’s crazy patents is for a fabric-like LED mesh that would easily light up in various colors and configurations. Obviously, this sounds interesting for parties as a potential light show. But it could also have more practical applications, such as indicating when the volume is being adjusted up or down, showing what song is playing, or blinking to acknowledges commands, timers and more. There are a lot of options here, and it’s a great way to differentiate the new product, but it probably wouldn’t help the price.