The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently granted Apple 59 new patents in various fields. Among them, one of the patents highlights how Apple plans on replacing the edges of iPhones and iPads with a sidewall display.
One of the most oft-requested features up to this point, especially for family iPads, is multi-user support baked into iOS. And yet, Apple has yet to add it.
Face ID on the iPhone X has been immensely popular. Although the feature wasn’t without scrutiny, particularly during its early days, people who have used this feature are very much in favor of it.
A trio of patent applications from Apple envisions a MacBook Pro without the glass trackpad. Instead, the patent envisions a MacBook Pro where the whole area below the keyboard can be turned into a trackpad.
A new patent application filed by Apple talks about a future where headphone wearers could experience ambient sound slightly differently. While noise cancellation headphones are immensely popular, these headphones also face criticism for not allowing ambient noise to be heard.
Apple files several patents on a regular basis, but not all of them manage to get us excited. A new patent for a “Mobile Electronic Device with Squeeze Detection,” however, has the tech world talking.
A patent application from Apple published by the US Patent & Trademark Office possibly hints at Siri getting smarter to power the next version of the Do Not Disturb While Driving feature found in iOS 11. Apple first debuted the Do Not Disturb While Driving feature in which the OS automatically mutes all notifications when you are driving and also informs the same to the other party.
Another day and another round of patents that Apple has been awarded. This time we get to see a couple of new ideas for an iPhone accessory and a new interface for the Apple Watch.
Apple’s self-driving car program, known internally as Project Titan, might get an important upgrade over the coming iterations according to a new patent application. The USPTO application talks about alleviating motion sickness and boredom among users by using a combination of VR headsets and in-car metrics.
Apple’s patents might not be a clear indicator of what’s actually going to be a product anytime soon, but it does at least present a clear look at some of Apple’s lofty ideas.