Just as Energous’ new WattUp Mid Field Transmitter gears up for CES, Apple is believed to be working on one of its own, according to two patents filed with the FCC. Interestingly, a rumor has previously talked about a possible collaboration of Apple with Energous, although nothing materialized. These patents could well be a hint of the rumored partnership, although no concrete details are available as of yet.
Apple has expanded the way to interact with Siri since its inception, and now word is there might be another way coming down the pipe.
The Apple Pencil is one of the more popular accessories for the iPad Pro, and there are some who want to bring that functionality to the iPhone lineup, too.
Using gestures to control our devices has been conceptualized in one way or another for years. It’s even come to fruition a few times.
The latest patent application from Apple published by the US Patent & Trademark Office points to the company patenting a foldable display. Samsung has long been rumored to be working on its own foldable smartphone, though we have heard rumors about Apple working with LG on a foldable smartphone as well.
U.S. District Court Judge, Lucy Koh, who has been part of the Apple v Samsung lawsuit regarding design patent infringement has ordered that there should be a new trial to ascertain whether the quantum of the penalties awarded to Apple is adequate or if adjustments should be made to the amount. As it stands, Samsung is required to pay $399 million as damages for copying the iPhone’s design with a number of Samsung smartphones.
Apple has been fighting it out in the courtrooms for the past few years over a patent infringement case leveled by VirnetX. The company claimed that Apple was infringing on some of its patents with FaceTime and iMessage.
Apple has had another patent application surfaced, and this one indicates Apple is interested in even more health-related technology.
A new patent filed by Apple talks about how the company could automize strap adjustment based on fit and shape, rather than leave the choice to the users. This method will save users the trouble of finding the right fit, and also ensure that the device sensors interact correctly with the user’s hand.
An Apple patent that has come to light today talks about how an iPhone’s backlight can be strobed during music playback or while jogging as a safety feature. The first implementation discusses how the backlight can be set to strobe according to the music you’re playing. This strobing feature can also be used as a safety measure while you’re running in the dark with the phone tied to your arm.