How many hours do you spend untangling headphones before they get to your ears? Apple might soon grant you the greatest gift of all – time. Cupertino's gadget bods have secured a patent for cabling that prevents looping by using a stiff material placed in between the wire and the shielding that allows bending only at certain points. Of course, it might just be more fodder for the mighty Apple patent cannon – and there's no guarantee the company will decide to fit decent drivers – but we live in hope.
Apple's Jony Ive, Richard Horwath, and Alan Dye