Apple Patents

Future iPhones might be able to detect smudged displays

Future iPhones might be able to detect smudged displays

Apple today filed a patent that describes a patent which prevents the iPhone from turning off the display when it is smudged. 

Apple invents haptic stylus that enables us to feel onscreen textures

Apple invents haptic stylus that enables us to feel onscreen textures

A new Apple patent application submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office outlines an intelligent new stylus that could help us feel onscreen textures on devices like the iPad. The stylus employs haptic technology, and could connect to devices by Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Apple patents new Apple TV remote with fingerprint scanner, custom profiles

Apple patents new Apple TV remote with fingerprint scanner, custom profiles

A series of patents filed by Apple outline its plans to overhaul the Apple TV remote amid rumors of a major upgrade. The company hints at new features like built-in fingerprint scanners for custom profiles, and automated parental controls.

Apple patents new tap-based gesture for ‘nudging’ objects on mobile devices

Apple patents new tap-based gesture for ‘nudging’ objects on mobile devices

Apple has patented a new tap-based gesture system that would allow users to nudge the sides of their iPhone or iPad to interact with objects onscreen. The gesture could be used for a whole host of tasks, including selecting text letter by letter.

Apple patent showcases embedded solar cells to help charge devices

Apple patent showcases embedded solar cells to help charge devices

As advanced as our devices are, from laptops to our smartphones, the battery life could always be a little bit better.

Apple patents advanced mapping system with personalized imagery, haptic vibrations for hearing impaired

Apple patents advanced mapping system with personalized imagery, haptic vibrations for hearing impaired

Apple was today awarded a pair of new patents for an advanced mapping system with customizable and shareable image data, and a new haptic vibrations system that turns audio data into haptic vibrations for the hearing impaired.

Apple’s latest patents describe a new handwriting input system, and earphones that automatically link together

Apple’s latest patents describe a new handwriting input system, and earphones that automatically link together

A new patent filing from Apple details a handwriting recognition and input method that the company seems to be developing for enterprise users and students.

Apple patent revises new folding power adapter with magnets

Apple patent revises new folding power adapter with magnets

With the launch of the Apple Watch, Apple introduced a new folding power adapter for the U.K. and other markets that use its three-pin plug. And now a new patent suggest the Cupertino company is already working to improve its design by introducing magnets.

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.