Apple has filed a pair of patents that could give us a glimpse into the future of the Apple Pencil. Its new stylus is equipped with touch sensors that detect different gestures and provide new ways to interest with devices like the iPad.
Apple has been granted a patent that could pave the way for a new all-glass iPhone with a wraparound display. The application was originally filed in 2011, and it could give us our first glimpse at the future iPhone.
The Apple Watch is one product that Apple will probably keep around for quite some time, even as it sees plenty of upgrades along the way, especially in design.
Apple Granted Patents for Liquid Resistant Speaker Port and Noise-Cancelling Bone Conduction Earbuds
The latest patent granted to Apple by the USPTO describes an “acoustic device” that is liquid resistant. The technology described in the patent is similar to the technology that was first used by Apple in the Apple Watch.
Another day and another Apple patent, with this one showing a bit of an unorthodox idea for Apple’s EarPods.
The latest patent granted to Apple by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes “portable devices” that provides the owner of a vehicle with full control over it. The portable device depicted in the diagram looks like an iPhone that would be able to wirelessly communicate to the car and issue commands to it.
New Apple Pencil Patent Hints at Support for Magic Trackpad, Ability to Act as Gaming Joystick, and More
A new patent application from Apple published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office indicates that the Cupertino company is working on bringing Apple Pencil support to the next generation of Magic Trackpad. This will make it possible for Mac owners to also use the Apple Pencil for drawing and sketching purposes.
Dreams of an iPhone without bezels just took a step closer to reality after Apple was granted a patent for a new Touch ID sensor that can be embedded within a display. One of the inventions, which uses ultrasonic imaging, would be even more reliable than today’s scanners.
It’s been a busy day for Apple and patents, with the company setting its sights on an even smart cover for the iPad Pro, and facing yet another patent infringement lawsuit from a court in Las Vegas.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today granted Apple a patent on a ‘Smart’ Cover that is significantly more smarter than the existing Smart Cover for the iPad Pro. The patent describes a smart cover with a built-in display that can be used to further extend the display of the iPad.