Apple helped fingerprint sensors go mainstream with TouchID and the company repeated the same with Face ID. Apple is known to perfect a feature before implementing it on their products. A patent filing has revealed that Apple might add a screen-based keyboard on MacBooks.
Apple Granted Patents for Watch Band with Wrist Biometrics, Backlit Indicators, Self Adjusting Feature
Apple is a regular when it comes to filing patents pertaining to new features and technology. This time around the Cupertino company is granted a patent that shows off three possible new feature for Apple Watch band. As always, the features are innovative and something that we would love to see on a future Apple Watch.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has published 42 new patents from Apple. One of the patents pertains to over-the-ear headphones by Apple. The unique feature of this headphone is that it is capable of detecting orientation and shutting itself off when the sensors detect the user is no longer present.
Apple helped wireless charging on iPhones go mainstream. Now, the Cupertino company has applied for wireless charging for electric cars. The patent application is titled “Wireless Charging Alignment Systems” and details a car which may use steering and propulsion system to park the car. Furthermore, the application also mentions how the car can use a wireless power receiver that is attached to the car body.
A new Apple patent hints at the company working on an AR headset that will work with the iPhone. The patent was first filed by Apple in August 2018 and describes an AR headset being used alongside an iPhone in an AR environment.
Apple Patent Application Details How AR Glasses Could Help Users Find Items, Showcase Points of Interest
Apple is (probably) working on Augmented Reality glasses. Whether or not we actually see them in the real world remains to be seen.
Yesterday, Samsung officially unveiled what it calls the Galaxy Fold. That handset is the company’s first foldable smartphone.
The HomePod is a fantastic speaker, but it’s also limited in terms of scope when it comes to the smarts and compared to the major competition.
Augmented reality is a major focal point for Apple in general, with ARKit being the stable groundwork from which the company can build upon (and allow developers to create their own AR-based tools and games).