Apple Patents

Apple May Use AR to Display Apple Maps on a Tabletop

Apple May Use AR to Display Apple Maps on a Tabletop

Augmented reality is a major focal point for Apple in general, with ARKit being the stable groundwork from which the company can build upon (and allow developers to create their own AR-based tools and games).

Apple Patent Details ‘Universal’ AirPods for More Comfortable Fit and More

Apple Patent Details ‘Universal’ AirPods for More Comfortable Fit and More

Another day, another Apple patent app. As usual, this is not an indicator of what’s actually coming down the pipe, but at least a glimpse of what engineers and designers at Apple have considered at one point or another.

Apple Wants to Make Sure Buttons Still Click Even When an iPhone is in a Case

Apple Wants to Make Sure Buttons Still Click Even When an iPhone is in a Case

Apple’s hardware buttons on the iPhone have a satisfying click to them when pressed, but that can get muddied a bit when an iPhone is put in a case.

Apple Patent Hints Rumored Over-Ear Headphones Could be Reversible

Apple Patent Hints Rumored Over-Ear Headphones Could be Reversible

Despite the fact it’s 2018 and people have been using headphones for a very long time, we still have to pay attention to which in-, on-, or over-ear headphone goes on which ear.

Apple Investigating Ultrasound Tech to Improve Apple Pencil and Touchscreens

Apple Investigating Ultrasound Tech to Improve Apple Pencil and Touchscreens

Apple patents aren’t necessarily a direct indication of what’s coming down the line from the company, but it’s always fun to take a look at what Apple has been toying with at one point or another.

Apple Granted Patent for iPhones and MacBooks with Sidewall Displays

Apple Granted Patent for iPhones and MacBooks with Sidewall Displays

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.

Apple Patent Hints Siri May Gain Multi-User Support

Apple Patent Hints Siri May Gain Multi-User Support

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.

Apple Patent Hints at Face ID and Gesture Control Features for Mac

Apple Patent Hints at Face ID and Gesture Control Features for Mac

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.

Apple Patent Filing Envisions a MacBook With Virtual Keyboard, Invisible Trackpad

Apple Patent Filing Envisions a MacBook With Virtual Keyboard, Invisible Trackpad

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.

Apple’s Newest Patent Hints at Audio Processing Tech That Could Add Ambient Sound to Your Music

Apple’s Newest Patent Hints at Audio Processing Tech That Could Add Ambient Sound to Your Music

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.