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Apple has a creative idea to make the screen on your iPhone or iPad much more useful

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(Lisa Eadicicco, Business Insider)
Bezels on an iPhone 6S

Whether you're using a device made by Apple or any other company, most smartphones and tablets work the same way — you typically use the touchscreen for input tasks such as typing, swiping, and tapping.

While touch screens work just fine for most things you typically do on your phone, it can sometimes be difficult to see everything that's on screen when you're holding your finger over a portion of the display.

Apple has an idea to work around that.

A recently published Apple patent application covers an idea related to making the bezels in iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices touch sensitive as well.

The bezel...