Apple Patents

Apple Wants to Let Others Know When Autocorrect has Mangled a Message

Apple Wants to Let Others Know When Autocorrect has Mangled a Message

Sending messages, either through messaging services or standard texts, has become the standard these days, so we’ve all experienced autocorrect in one way or another.

Apple Patents Hybrid Wired and Wireless Headphones That Don’t Drop Audio

Apple Patents Hybrid Wired and Wireless Headphones That Don’t Drop Audio

Apple has patented a new design for hybrid headphones with wired and wireless connections that won’t drop audio when switching between the two. The headphones could be the perfect accessory forĀ a future iPhone that ships without a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Apple Invents Compact Telephoto Lens System for iPhone That Folds Away

Apple Invents Compact Telephoto Lens System for iPhone That Folds Away

If you want a smartphone with an optical zoom lens, you have to settle for a bulky device with a huge hump in its back. But a new Apple invention for a compact telephoto lens that folds away when not in use could change that for future iPhones.

Apple Patent Hints at Force Touch Keyboards for Future MacBooks

Apple Patent Hints at Force Touch Keyboards for Future MacBooks

Force Touch may already be available in Apple’s latest trackpads, but it could play an even bigger part in future MacBooks. According to a new patent, AppleĀ is exploring the possibility of replacing traditional keyboards with touch-based ones.

Apple’s Latest Patent Hints at a Magic Mouse with Force Touch Capabilities

Apple’s Latest Patent Hints at a Magic Mouse with Force Touch Capabilities

The latest patent granted to Apple by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office hints at the company working on a future variant of the Magic Mouse with integrated force touch sensors. Apple first introduced Force Touch with its 13″ 2015 MacBook refresh. Since then, the company has introduced this feature to the 15-inch MacBook, with the feature coming to the iPhone in the form of 3D Touch.

Apple Patent Details Using MagSafe for Devices with Single Ports

Apple Patent Details Using MagSafe for Devices with Single Ports

It’s a patent-filled day, apparently, as another patent application outlines how Apple has toyed with the idea of making single ports a little safer.

Apple Patent Outlines Automatically Censoring ‘Banned Words’

Apple Patent Outlines Automatically Censoring ‘Banned Words’

Apple has a lot of patent applications, detailing a lot of ideas, but this latest patent app is one of the more interesting ones.

Apple Patent Showcases Modular Smart Bands for the Apple Watch

Apple Patent Showcases Modular Smart Bands for the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is a handy personal device, offering up plenty of features in a small frame, but it looks like Apple wants to make the bands even better, too.

Apple Granted Patent for Stackable Smart Connector That Allows for Multiple Accessories to Connect at Once

Apple Granted Patent for Stackable Smart Connector That Allows for Multiple Accessories to Connect at Once

Apple has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a “Stackable magnetically-retained connector interface”, which describes a method through which two or more accessories can connect to an iOS device at the same time using the Smart Connector that Apple first introduced on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Apple patent hints at new LiDAR system used for 3D mapping

Apple patent hints at new LiDAR system used for 3D mapping

Apple has been ramping up its own in-house mapping efforts ever since it ditched Google Maps for its stock maps app and went with its own service instead.