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.
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.
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.
Apple is one of the very few companies that has got its marketing right. The company has introduced us to several marketing terms like Retina Display, Face ID, and more. Today U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published a new Apple patent detailing stronger cover display and housing glass for future devices.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us and lots of parts of our lives due to social distancing norms and fear of being infected by the virus. Since people don’t want to come together, Apple is working on a feature that lets users capture group selfies without physically being together.
Apple has been working on multiple car projects, including a complete smart car and a self-driving car system. The company’s priorities seem to target ease of use and safety. Now, a new patent suggests that Apple is working on safer and more reliable self-driving algorithms that take data from multiple sensors and use that data in a variety of ways.
Apple’s patents almost always manage to give is a sneak peek of the future. Apple’s latest patent application is titled “Dual speaker enabled cooling” and reveals how speakers can be used for cooling components.
Various patents and rumors in the past have already pointed towards Apple’s plans to make a car. A massively rethought design, enhanced ease of use, and modern connectivity features could be some of its unique selling points. Now, a new patent shows the company’s focus on passenger safety through a unique airbag system.
A patent filing from Apple indicates that it is looking at ways to make the MacBook design more bendable. The company is looking at making a “personal computing device” that has a “single piece body” with a bendable portion. This will allow the device to have a “seamless overall appearance.”