Apple Patents

Apple looking into enhanced Touch ID security by tracking finger movement

Apple looking into enhanced Touch ID security by tracking finger movement

Touch ID, which utilizes the fingerprint of a user to secure one’s device, may be secure enough for most people, and Apple included, that doesn’t mean it can’t still be improved.

Apple files patent for flexible display that provides tactile feedback similar to Apple Watch

Apple files patent for flexible display that provides tactile feedback similar to Apple Watch

One of the defining features of the Apple Watch, “Force Touch,” could be getting a slight tweak for larger displays if a patent is any indication of the future.

Apple awarded patent for 3D iPhone user interface with motion gestures

Apple awarded patent for 3D iPhone user interface with motion gestures

Three-dimensional user interfaces have been the boon of science-fiction stories for quite some time, but as of yet the system hasn’t really taken off in the real world.

Mass transit mapping for Apple Maps hinted at in a pair of new patents

Mass transit mapping for Apple Maps hinted at in a pair of new patents

Ever since Apple’s first party Maps app replaced Google Maps as the stock mapping service on the iPhone, key features have been requested by users for Apple to implement.

Apple’s latest patent aims to protect your iPhone from drops by shifting it midair

Apple’s latest patent aims to protect your iPhone from drops by shifting it midair

Apple today was granted a patent for “Protective mechanism for an electronic device.” As evident from its name and described by Apple in the patent, the patented technology will allow the company to prevent its devices from expensive damages through accidental drops. 

Apple is still entitled to potential royalties from Samsung products that infringe on patents, according to judge

Apple is still entitled to potential royalties from Samsung products that infringe on patents, according to judge

The ongoing battle between Samsung and Apple rages on in the courtrooms, as another recent ruling aims to hand over more royalties to Apple.

Apple’s interest in virtual reality continues with a new job posting

Apple’s interest in virtual reality continues with a new job posting

Apple’s interest in augmented reality and virtual reality seems strong and prosperous, based on a job posting that seems to hint at future development.

Apple-backed Rockstar consortium and Google have agreed to settle patent litigation

Apple-backed Rockstar consortium and Google have agreed to settle patent litigation

The consortium of companies that includes Apple, Microsoft and others known as Rockstar has reportedly agreed to settle with Google regarding a major patent litigation.

Apple patents smoke detectors that could work in a range of devices, notify emergency services and more

Apple patents smoke detectors that could work in a range of devices, notify emergency services and more

Apple patents are a great way to see the types of ideas that are floating around within the Cupertino headquarters, and an even better way to start dreaming of new devices for the future.

Apple-owned Beats settles suit with Bose over noise-cancelling headphone patents

Apple-owned Beats settles suit with Bose over noise-cancelling headphone patents

A few weeks ago, Bose sued Apple’s Beats Electronics over patents related to technologies used in noise-cancelling headphones. Today, Bloomberg reports that the two companies have settled the patent suit, and asked the International Trade Commission to stop its investigation.