Apple Patents

New Apple patent hints at pressure-sensitive Touch ID for iPhone and iPad

New Apple patent hints at pressure-sensitive Touch ID for iPhone and iPad

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 patents new display technology with hover gesture detection

Apple patents new display technology with hover gesture detection

Apple brought us multitouch, Retina displays, and 3D Touch, and according to a new patent filing, it is gearing up to make touchscreens even smarter. The company has developed a way in which it can create displays that detect hovering fingers for special gestures.

Apple could use curved photosensors to product smaller iPhone cameras that take better photos

Apple could use curved photosensors to product smaller iPhone cameras that take better photos

A new Apple patent reveals the Cupertino company could soon employ curved photosensors to create smaller iPhone cameras that capture better photos. The design could help Apple in its mission to make future smartphones even thinner.

Apple patent application hints at Apple’s experimentation with OLED wraparound displays

Apple patent application hints at Apple’s experimentation with OLED wraparound displays

Apple’s no stranger to patent applications detailing what technology from the company might look like in the future. Or, at least, experimenting with plenty of ideas.

Apple patents multipurpose Apple Watch band that’s also a case and stand

Apple patents multipurpose Apple Watch band that’s also a case and stand

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.

Apple granted patent that hints at higher quality speakers in future iPhones

Apple granted patent that hints at higher quality speakers in future iPhones

It looks like Apple will not just ditch 3.5mm audio jack in a future iPhone, but also equip it with a better speaker. A new patent that was granted to Apple today describes a way of getting better audio quality from smartphone speakers.

Apple patent app details a new dual-camera zoom lens system for rumored iPhone 7 feature

Apple patent app details a new dual-camera zoom lens system for rumored iPhone 7 feature

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.

Apple invents self-healing iPhone that fixes itself when you’re not using it

Apple invents self-healing iPhone that fixes itself when you’re not using it

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.

Samsung requests the U.S. Supreme Court take on the Apple patent case

Samsung requests the U.S. Supreme Court take on the Apple patent case

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’s ‘self-healing’ device connectors could lead to waterproof iPhones

Apple’s ‘self-healing’ device connectors could lead to waterproof iPhones

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.