Apple is expected to introduce wireless charging with the iPhone 8 later this year. However, a new patent application from the company envisions a future where the iPhone and other electronic devices can be charged using a Wi-Fi router.
When Apple adopted USB Type-C ports for its 12-inch MacBook, and dropped the MagSafe feature from the ultraportable, the expectation was that other MacBooks would see the same results eventually.
Apple Granted 45 New Patents Including a Few Pertaining to the Apple Watch Charger and Multitouch on iOS
The USPTO has approved a total of 45 new patents for Apple with a couple of notable inclusions. One of these is related to the original iOS multitouch patent filed by Apple. Naturally, the patent seems mundane and ancient, but it’s not particularly surprising. Other UI elements like the iOS keypad, and the controls or “virtual elements” meant for gaming are also covered by this patent.
A new patent application submitted by Apple envisions using an iPhone to power a MacBook-like device. Titled ‘Electronic Accessory Device’, the patent envisions various embodiments in which an iPhone-like device is attached to a MacBook-like device called terminal thus transforming into a computer.
Apple’s Latest Patent Describes Using Depth Sensor For Enhanced Facial Recognition; Could Be Used On iPhone 8
A new patent granted to Apple from the USPTO details a new method using in which algorithms will be able to identify faces in a live video even if they are located at different distances from the camera.
The Apple Pencil is a pretty great stylus, meant for its use with the iPad Pro. However, carrying it or storing it once you’re done using it has always been a problem. Apple’s new patent application looks to solve this. Well, to some degree anyway.
Apple has just been granted a new patent over at the USPTO. Much like the previous patents, this one too is pertaining to the iPhone fingerprint scanner.
Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent & Trademark Office that describers an avatar creation and editing tool for iPhone and iPad. Dubbed “Avatar editing environment”, the patent describes a “virtual environment” where an iPhone or iPad user essentially use an app to create an digital avatar of themselves.
Apple has just filed for a patent with the USPTO titled “Acoustic imaging system architecture”. This basically corroborates what we’ve heard in the past about Apple doing away with the Touch ID sensor and going with something new.
Apple is apparently eyeing a future where people could replace their face with a digital representation of themselves throughout iOS, and even during FaceTime video calls.