The United States Patent and Trademark Office has published an Apple patent application that describes theuse of sensors in a mobile device to detect hazardous substances in the air. For example, domestic leakage or high concentration of carbon dioxide.
The patent states that the technology will be able to detect nitric oxide, sulfur oxide, methane, carbon monoxide and a number of other gases that are harmful to human health. It is assumed that the system can work on the iPhone or Apple Watch.
The likelihood of the appearance of such sensors in the next generations of smartphones and Apple smart watches is doubtful – the company is more likely to patent technology with a reserve for the future.
In the autumn of this year, the Cupertins will have to introduce a new generation of iPhone. Judging by the early rumors, the device will not receive revolutionary innovations.