Archive for the ‘Patents’ 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 a patent for a color 3D printer design that incorporates an additional print head for adding color to models.

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Apple is working on glove-friendly touchscreen technology for iPhone, with the company publishing a patent via the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office titled “Glove Touch Detection.”

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Apple has been granted a new patent titled “Ultra low travel keyboard”, which describes a new keyboard design with Force Touch pressure-sensitive keys and tactile feedback.

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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 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.

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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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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.

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