Apple Patents

Apple patents new screen and app sharing method for iOS

Apple patents new screen and app sharing method for iOS

While screen sharing for collaboration has become a popular function on desktops, it still hasn’t made its way to our mobile devices. But a new Apple patent suggests the company is working on a new screen and data sharing method for iPhones and iPads.

New Apple patent hints at 3D virtual keyboard that allows for mid-air typing

New Apple patent hints at 3D virtual keyboard that allows for mid-air typing

Following Apple’s acquisition of PrimeSense back in November 2013, a new patent indicates it could be working on a new type of virtual keyboard that would allow users to type in mid-air using a Kinect-like 3D camera system.

Apple gets patent for a headset that turns iPhone into a virtual reality display

Apple gets patent for a headset that turns iPhone into a virtual reality display

The USPTO has granted Apple a new patent for “Head-Mounted Display APparatus for Retaining a Portable Electronic Device with Display.” The patent describes that an iPhone can be used to act as a display of a headset that is worn by user’s on their head. 

Touch ID embedded in touchscreen displays hinted at in new Apple patent

Touch ID embedded in touchscreen displays hinted at in new Apple patent

Apple’s Touch ID is one of the strongest new features of its mobile devices, including iPads, and offers up a new level of security and ease of use while making purchases or even signing into some apps.

Apple patent hints at future roadside assistance right from an iPhone

Apple patent hints at future roadside assistance right from an iPhone

Smartphones are much more than just phones these days, and as companies continue to come up with ideas to make them even more broad in their use cases, the mobile devices will become even more important to have on us at all times.

Apple’s clip-on iPhone controller and keyboard detailed in new patent

Apple’s clip-on iPhone controller and keyboard detailed in new patent

While you’ll find a ton of third-party game controllers and keyboards for the iPhone these days, a new Apple patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office suggests the company may have been close to launching a number of solutions of its own.

Apple earns patents for smarter Smart Covers that offer contextual information

Apple earns patents for smarter Smart Covers that offer contextual information

It’s Apple patent season, as another recently published offering indicates that Apple has at least toyed with the idea of making its Smart Covers offer more for the user.

Safari for iOS, Time Machine and Cover Flow targeted in new patent infringement lawsuit against Apple

Safari for iOS, Time Machine and Cover Flow targeted in new patent infringement lawsuit against Apple

Patents are one way for a company to lock down an idea. Unfortunately, sometimes patents are also a surefire way to get a lawsuit filed against you.

Apple granted patent on an advanced eye and gaze-tracking graphical user interface

Apple granted patent on an advanced eye and gaze-tracking graphical user interface

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a patent for “Systems and methods for counteracting a perceptual fading of a movable indicator.”

Apple patent application showcases an iPhone Home button that can transform into gaming joystick

Apple patent application showcases an iPhone Home button that can transform into gaming joystick

Another day, another Apple patent application. This one is focused on the iPhone’s Home button, and a little bit of evolutionary steps to make it step out of its comfort zone.