Apple and Samsung are in the middle of yet another patent trial, where Apple accuses the Korean company of stealing iPhone features described in five of its patents, asking for $2 billion in damages.
Apple has applied for a patent pertaining to a new pair of headphones with some advanced technology inside. The filing reveals that these new generation headphones will come with microphones to automatically record voice output when the wearer starts talking. They will also come with a noise cancellation feature by default to blur out background noise. This will be achieved thanks to the dedicated second microphone on the headphones.
We have seen several apps and jailbreak tweaks for the iPhone which lets you look at what’s happening in front of you while letting you text at the same time. One such app was discussed last week in our CamText preview. But Apple has now applied for a patent over at the USPTO to a technology very similar to this which will offer “transparent texting” to users.
Apple wants to improve the iPhoneâ€™s battery life by learning a userâ€™s habits and usage patterns, and adapting the device as per these signals to maximise battery life. The system is described in an Apple patent filed with the USPTO titledÂ â€śInferring User Intent From Battery Usage Level and Charging Trends.â€ť
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application today from Apple that describes a method of attaching a lens to an electronic device, including the iPhone. The method would allow for the quick removal and attachment of a variety of lenses to the iPhone camera.