After introducing 3D Touch displays for the iPhone, Apple is looking to bring its pressure-sensing technology to Touch ID buttons, according to a new patent. The invention could make home buttons even more versatile on iOS devices.
Apple has patented a new kind of Apple Watch band that also serves as a case and stand. The flexible strap uses a magnetic closure like a number of Apple’s existing bands, and shares a lot of things in common with the Leather Loop.
It’s not a secret that Apple has a lot of patent applications out there, ranging in ideas, but it looks like dual-camera systems is one area that Apple’s putting some real attention.
Broken and problematic smartphones could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new Apple invention that could allow future iPhones to fix themselves when they’re not being used. The technology could address all kinds of issues, including liquid damage, dead pixels, and more.
The battle between Samsung and Apple continues, as the former of the two levies its one last attempt to avoid paying out any damages.
Apple has designed a new system of waterproofing electronic devices using “self-healing” seals that make ports and other holes in the hardware airtight. The technology, which is detailed in a new patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, could lead to waterproof iPhones in the future.