Apple Patents

Apple Patent Envisions a Smarter ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ Feature with Siri

Apple Patent Envisions a Smarter ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ Feature with Siri

A patent application from Apple published by the US Patent & Trademark Office possibly hints at Siri getting smarter to power the next version of the Do Not Disturb While Driving feature found in iOS 11. Apple first debuted the Do Not Disturb While Driving feature in which the OS automatically mutes all notifications when you are driving and also informs the same to the other party. 

Apple Wins Patents for Round Apple Watch Interface and New iPhone Case

Apple Wins Patents for Round Apple Watch Interface and New iPhone Case

Another day and another round of patents that Apple has been awarded. This time we get to see a couple of new ideas for an iPhone accessory and a new interface for the Apple Watch.

Apple Files New Patent for VR Technology That Could Alleviate Motion Sickness in Cars

Apple Files New Patent for VR Technology That Could Alleviate Motion Sickness in Cars

Apple’s self-driving car program, known internally as Project Titan, might get an important upgrade over the coming iterations according to a new patent application. The USPTO application talks about alleviating motion sickness and boredom among users by using a combination of VR headsets and in-car metrics.

Apple Patent Application Aims to Put VR Systems in Autonomous Cars

Apple Patent Application Aims to Put VR Systems in Autonomous Cars

Apple’s patents might not be a clear indicator of what’s actually going to be a product anytime soon, but it does at least present a clear look at some of Apple’s lofty ideas.

Apple’s New Patent Discusses the Possibility of Replacing Physical Keyboards with Touch-Based Capacitive Keyboards

Apple’s New Patent Discusses the Possibility of Replacing Physical Keyboards with Touch-Based Capacitive Keyboards

Apple has filed a new patent with the USPTO, detailing a capacitive keyboard that can work just like a physical keyboard. However, there are a few challenges to conquer before bringing this into fruition as Apple mentions in the patent filing. Apple recently talked about developing a crumb-resistant keyboard in a patent filing.

New Patent Reveals Apple is Working on Crumb-Resistant MacBook Keyboard

New Patent Reveals Apple is Working on Crumb-Resistant MacBook Keyboard

I still prefer the 2015 MacBook Pro as the latest MacBook Pros have two major problems, the dongle nightmare and the butterfly keyboard which is prone to problems due to dust and crumbs.

Apple Envisions a Crumb-Resistant Keyboard in New Patent

Apple Envisions a Crumb-Resistant Keyboard in New Patent

A new patent application from Apple points to a new keyboard structure featuring ingress protection thereby making it crumb/dust and liquid resistant to a certain degree. Apple envisions a keyboard or any other input device with a certain degree of protection by using membranes, gaskets, and even flaps to block gaps and prevent ingress of crumbs, liquid, and other dirt particles that usually find their way inside a keyboard.

Apple May be Developing a Lightning Connector With a Waterproof Seal

Apple May be Developing a Lightning Connector With a Waterproof Seal

When Apple (finally) introduced water resistance to the iPhone lineup, it was met with plenty of positive remarks. But there is still work that could be done to help make the iPhone safe around water.

Apple Patent Application for ‘Dual Display’ Envisions OLED Dynamic Keyboard

Apple Patent Application for ‘Dual Display’ Envisions OLED Dynamic Keyboard

Some third-party accessory makers have keyboards that offer a variety of buttons, either set in place or that can be mapped in some way or another, that can change their use cases based on the software they are working with.

New Apple Patent Details Apple Pencil Use Beyond the iPad

New Apple Patent Details Apple Pencil Use Beyond the iPad

The Apple Pencil has proven to be one of Apple’s best accessories, even if it is a bit restricted with only being usable with the iPad Pro lineup.