how do iphone gloves work?

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Normal gloves won't activate the iphone touchscreen, but these iphone gloves do. I tried them a few days ago. I can't figure it out.
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They're conductive. iPhones use capacitive touchscreens.
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I just got a pair last night funnily enough. They are quite warm and work surprisingly well even though they increase the 'size' of my fingers.

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how do iphone gloves work?

This is a big deal with the military and emergency services people. Many want to make use of the smart phone computing economics, but they all have to wear gloves at some point (chemical attacks or emergencies, etc) and those standard gloves don't activate the screen. They can't have a computer/communication device they rely on suddenly become unusable due to gloves. I suppose this (new conductive thread/material?) fixes the problem.
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Very interesting! People are so clever!

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