Archive for the ‘Patent’ Category

Face ID has proven a big hit amongst iPhone X users for the most part, and now we have confirmation that Apple is, or has at least considered bringing similar functionality to the Mac. This comes after it was noted that Apple has recently had a patent granted that would bring Face ID, or technology like it, to the Mac.

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Hot on the heals of news that Apple has a patent in the works for what could be an OLED-based keyboard, we also now have a signal that the company is working on an Apple Watch charging case, similar to that offered as part of the AirPods bundle currently.

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Looks like Apple is still actively working on bringing Apple Watch’s Digital Crown to iPhone and iPad devices. Here are the details.

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Apple has been awarded $119.6 million from Samsung after the company won its appeal in slide-to-unlock patent infringement case against Samsung.

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Samsung has applied for a patent that would see its smartwatches project an interface onto the wearer’s hand or nearby objects, allowing input or manipulation of the watch without actually touching it.

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Apple has today been granted a new patent for an Apple Smart Cover, and although such a thing does already exist, this one certainly features one or two things that you won’t find in any current product. The patent, which we covered back in 2012 when Apple originally filed for it, goes on to explain that the Smart Cover in question would feature not just an additional touchscreen, but also WACOM-like stylus-drawing capabilities, among other things.

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Apple has been granted a new patent application, which details what looks like the next-gen Apple Pencil 2 accessory, but with additional sensors and interchangeable nibs.

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A new patent application published on Thursday gives the clearest indication yet that future iPhones will benefit from a new and improved antenna setup. Within the application, Apple outlined fairly comprehensive plans to invest in the design and development of a new composite metal material that will look and feel exactly like regular metal with an anodized finish. The only real difference, which forms the main part of the patent application, is that the new material will be capable of allowing radio frequencies to pass seamlessly through it, making it the perfect composite to hide the antenna on a mobile device.

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Apple and patents are almost synonymous really, and the company has just patented a new breed of keyboard design, one which entails touch sensitivity coupled with the traditional mechanical keystrokes.

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One of Appleā€™s recently approved patent applications may just give us a sneak peek at the virtual reality technology it has been working on. More details on the development can be found right after the break.

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A recently discovered patent has shed some light on a new technology that could be utilized in a future iPhone or iPad, where the Home button would double as a joystick for gaming purposes. Sounds unreal? Head on after the jump to read what this is all about.

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As far as the evolution of the smartphone is concerned, manufacturers have begun to hit a bit of a brick wall. Every high-end handset is packed with the latest features, and release cycles are occurring more regularly than the exciting new technologies within them can be evolved. As Amazon has already demonstrated with the Fire Phone, 3D display tech. could well be the next big thing as far as the mobile world is concerned, and a new patent given the green light by the United States Patent and Trademark Office indicates that Apple is also considering such a move.

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