Apple Patents

Apple’s latest patent filing reveals person-to-person payments through iPhone

Apple’s latest patent filing reveals person-to-person payments through iPhone

Apple today applied for a new patent that allows one iPhone to wirelessly transfer money to another iPhone, with the whole process being secured by Touch ID.

Apple patent hints at sharing files with the Apple Watch by shaking hands

Apple patent hints at sharing files with the Apple Watch by shaking hands

The Apple Watch is a source of convenience for plenty of things, and based on a new patent application from Apple, sharing files from one smartwatch to another could be coming down the pipe eventually.

Apple earns patent for a Beats-branded gaming headset

Apple earns patent for a Beats-branded gaming headset

Despite the fact that gaming is a huge market, and Apple’s products have been used as a launching platform for mobile gaming, the company tends to shy away from products tied to the desktop and console markets.

New Apple mapping technology brings intelligent indoor/outdoor location determination to iPhone

New Apple mapping technology brings intelligent indoor/outdoor location determination to iPhone

Apple has patented a new mapping technology that could bring seamless indoor/outdoor location determination to iPhone and other mobile devices. Using GPS and other internal sensors, the system can even establish state of motion.

Apple looking into making even thinner touch panels that can sense 3D ‘hover’ gestures

Apple looking into making even thinner touch panels that can sense 3D ‘hover’ gestures

As devices get thinner, the displays that we use to look at media and interact with whatever content’s on screen will get thinner, too.

Apple vs. Samsung: Samsung asks U.S. appeals court to reconsider ruling that upheld $548 million in damages

Apple vs. Samsung: Samsung asks U.S. appeals court to reconsider ruling that upheld $548 million in damages

The never ending legal saga between Apple and Samsung continues. San Jose Mercury News reports that Samsung has asked the U.S Federal Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the central part of a recent ruling that had upheld $548 million in damages for copying Apple’s patents.

Apple patent details ‘Fusion Keyboard’ with touch-sensitive mechanical keys

Apple patent details ‘Fusion Keyboard’ with touch-sensitive mechanical keys

For anyone that has ever thought their keyboard is too far away from the trackpad or mouse, or even for the person who might think it would be cool if their trackpad and keyboard were one-in-the-same, Apple might be working on something to appease them.

Apple files patent for ‘hotspot device’ that could make the Apple Watch even more useful

Apple files patent for ‘hotspot device’ that could make the Apple Watch even more useful

An Apple patent tends to crop up pretty frequently, and sometimes it details something that many people want to see become a real product.

Apple patent hints at new home button that can act as a tiny touchpad

Apple patent hints at new home button that can act as a tiny touchpad

Apart from the introduction of Touch ID with the iPhone 5s in 2013, Apple’s home button on iOS devices has hardly changed over the years. But a new patent suggests the Cupertino company is working on a big upgrade that could turn it into a tiny touchpad and more.