Apple Could Build an iPhone That Can Detect Gas Leaks
Apple’s future iPhone and Apple Watch models, could come with a gas detection feature, thus alerting users whenever harmful leaks are around.
A recent patent discovered by PatentlyApple indicates that Apple wants several gasses to be detected by its devices, including nitrogen monoxide (NO), sulfur dioxide (SO.sub.2), carbon monoxide (CO), and methane (CH.sub.4).
As explained in the patent, the device would need to be fitted with a special “gas sensing device,” which is more of a sensor that would allow the iPhone to detect the presence of a specific gas.
It makes sense on the Apple Watch
However, this sensor would have to be exposed, so the bigger challenge for Apple would be not only to seamlessly integrate it into the design of its device… (read more)