Apple Reveals Radical New Interface Upgrade

You might be able to use your phone more easily while it’s raining or submerged in the water thanks to Apple’s new iPhone technology.

Underwater Mode is a mechanical reconfiguration of the user interface, controls, and digicam… [+] settings by Apple for underwater use.

Each of these modes presents completely different variations of the interface that are specifically tailored to each use scenario.

In order to help you stay inside the machine’s water resistance restrictions, the smartphone’s on-screen display also changes to show the camera’s current depth underwater.

For instance, a smartphone camera app operating in distinct “dry,” “wet,” and “underwater” modes is shown in Apple’s patent documentation.