Apple Patents

Future AirPods Can Adjust Audio Playback in Response to External Hazards

Future AirPods Can Adjust Audio Playback in Response to External Hazards

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a total of 77 new patents for Apple. One of the interesting patent details a slew of new safety features for AirPods Pro. The list includes safety features and a rather outlandish exercise mat fitted with sensors. The patent details an AirPods Pro feature that takes into account speed and velocity to alert users of impending danger.

Future MacBook Pro Could Get Virtual Backlit Trackpad That’s Adjustable in Size

Future MacBook Pro Could Get Virtual Backlit Trackpad That’s Adjustable in Size

The current generation Mac trackpad features a glass surface and offers haptic touch. Apple’s latest patent details a new, completely virtual trackpad that will be backlit. Trackpad has changed a lot in the past several years, and the latest virtual trackpad will open up to new features.

Future iPhone and Apple Watch May Be Able to Automatically Clean Themselves

Future iPhone and Apple Watch May Be Able to Automatically Clean Themselves

Amid the ongoing pandemic, it has become immensely important to keep your smartphone and smartwatch clean. However, these devices can also become dirty and grimy from the inside, and there’s no way to clean them by yourself. Hence, Apple is working on a way to keep the internals of the Apple Watch, iPhone, and other devices automatically using tiny sensors.

Apple Could Be Working on Future AirPods with Bone Conducting Tech for Improved Audio

Apple Could Be Working on Future AirPods with Bone Conducting Tech for Improved Audio

Apple has released two versions of AirPods—AirPods and AirPods Pro—and it has plans to launch high-end over-the-ear headphones with various interesting features. The company could also be working on more audio products, including the one which has bone conduction technology for improved audio, as per a new patent.

Apple Glass Could Turn Any Surface Into a Virtual Touch Interface

Apple Glass Could Turn Any Surface Into a Virtual Touch Interface

Its no secret that Apple is working on its own AR/VR headset. The device has been confirmed multiple times through code snippets in iOS 13 internal builds and it should make its debut to the public next year. While it is clear that Apple is working on its AR/VR headset, there’s no clarity on how it will exactly work. A recently discovered patent application from Apple could just give us a hint at this though.

Smart Battery Case for an iPhone Without Ports Could Feature Two-way Wireless Charging

Smart Battery Case for an iPhone Without Ports Could Feature Two-way Wireless Charging

Apple has reportedly been working on launching a portless iPhone in 2021. A new patent granted to the company earlier this month describes how it could make the necessary changes to its iPhone battery case to ensure it works with an iPhone sans a Lightning connector.

Apple’s Interesting Idea for Apple Glass Includes Overlaying AR Screen on iPhone to Improve Privacy

Apple’s Interesting Idea for Apple Glass Includes Overlaying AR Screen on iPhone to Improve Privacy

Apple is rumored to launch its first AR glasses sometime in 2022 or later, and the company has been developing a lot of ideas and technologies for the device. The Cupertino-based firm is trying to make it as light and comfortable to wear as possible while offering relatively sharper visuals. But that’s not it. The company has come up with another interesting idea for AR glasses: relaying AR screen on an iPhone for improved privacy.

Apple Could Take Inspiration from Samsung for Its Foldable Phone, Patent Reveals

Apple Could Take Inspiration from Samsung for Its Foldable Phone, Patent Reveals

Apple has been working on various technologies for future iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches. Recently, 63 patent applications filed by the company were granted by the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). Among those patents, there is a patent that describes a foldable device, and it is different from other patents that Apple had filed in the past.

Future MacBook Keyboards Could Use Glass Keys for Higher Durability

Future MacBook Keyboards Could Use Glass Keys for Higher Durability

Apple was under a huge controversy related to the durability and reliability of butterfly-switch keyboards that it used in MacBooks for a few years. The company had to switch to newer keyboard switches as it couldn’t solve the issue even after multiple iterations. Now, a patent reveals that the Cupertino-based brand is hard at work to make more durable keyboards for its computers.

Future MacBooks Could Feature a Retractable Keyboard for Thinner Design

Future MacBooks Could Feature a Retractable Keyboard for Thinner Design

Apple is known for its minimalistic and sleek design language. Previously, Apple has worked on making products that are extremely sleek and compact. The MacBook Air, iPad Air, and iPad Pro are a testimony to this. A new patent suggests Apple might work on a fully retractable keyboard for MacBook Pro.