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.
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.
Apple has been awarded $119.6 million from Samsung after the company won its appeal in slide-to-unlock patent infringement case against Samsung.
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.
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.
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.
One of Apple’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.
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.
The simplest way to protect a treasured mobile gadget, is to purchase a case or cover that can cope with the inevitable scratches, scuffs and drops that a device will inevitably face during its lifespan. But not everybody is thrilled about the added bulk, particularly when most protective gear arrives with no guarantees that a device is completely safe from harm, and as such, mobile vendors are always looking for ways to increase the ruggedness of their roster. A new patent filing suggests Apple may have found a solution to the problem of dropping, and thankfully, it appears to do so without adding masses of rubber or silicone to the outer shell.
If you thought Apple was going to follow what others are doing for smartwatches, you couldn’t have been more wrong. Or, at least, that’s what the iTime patent that the Cupertino-based company was granted is having us believe. The patent, as the name suggests, appears to be for a smartphone connected watch that doesn’t restrict itself to serving notifications from the accompanying device – it offers advanced features such as proximity sensing, wrist and arm gestures, GPS positioning and much more.