iPhone 13 successor could let you control the phone by blowing into it

Our sights are set on the iPhone 13 and its expected launch in the coming months, but we’ve been seeing wild rumors for features that could come in the iPhone 14 or future Apple phones – and the latest suggests we could control an iPhone by blowing on it.

The feature, which may also come in a future Apple Watch, is described in a new patent as tech that detects ‘blow events’ to switch between different software modes and potentially navigate a user interface. The tech detects changes in pressure beyond a certain threshold and, combined with a motion sensor, ascertains whether a user is intentionally blowing on their device (or if it’s just unintentional wind from a user pumping their arms during a run, we presume).

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