Looks like Apple is still actively working on bringing Apple Watch's Digital Crown to iPhone and iPad devices. Here are the details.
Apple has been granted a new patent titled Augmented Reality Maps, which details an immersive navigation feature powered by augmented reality.
Apple has been awarded $119.6 million from Samsung after the company won its appeal in slide-to-unlock patent infringement case against Samsung.
Apple has been awarded a patent on fingerprint technology that could potentially make it into iPhone 8 attempting to do away with a dedicated Home / Touch ID button.
A recent patent filing published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) shows a Samsung filing for 'exchangeable strap mechanisms', with the drawing illustrations and design uploads quite clearly showing the Apple Watch without actually providing any reference to the fact that the visuals were created by Apple, or that they actually show a product manufactured by someone other than the South Korean company.
The Apple Watch Digital Crown has been heralded as such a success that it seems, as evidenced by a newly published patent, that Apple is considering implementing a similar hardware crown on future iPhone and iPad models.
It looks as though Apple has hit another setback as part of its plans to try and dominate the Chinese market with its various iPhone models. A set of intellectual property regulators in Beijing have ruled that the company's 2014-released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models have a striking similarity to an unknown smartphone produced by a Chinese manufacturer locally.
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 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.
The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has once again published details of a patent application that provides us with an insight into a potential Apple product. The patent filing - titled "Audio class-compliant charging accessories for wireless headphones and headsets" - outlines an intelligent hybrid headphone system that knows whether to switch to a wired or wireless connection based on the type of audio data it receives from a connected device. This transition between states would be automated, instant, and handled without fuss by the device's built-in "control circuitry".