Future iterations of Apple Watch could identify users with the help of the heart rate sensor, according to a new Apple invention that was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday. The move could take Apple Watch one step closer to being freed from the iPhone.
Rumor has it that one of the main draws of the upcoming 2017 iPhone will be its bezel-free design, along with plenty of sensors and features embedded into the display itself.
Apple has patented a new method of measuring ambient light that could bring its True Tone display technology to a future Apple Watch. The invention uses a special sensor to measure light through a user’s skin, allowing it to be placed on the back of the device.
Apple has been granted a patent that covers a new method of controlling Macs and future television sets using gaze and point gestures. The technology uses 3D depth mapping, similar to that Apple is now using to create depth of field effects with the iPhone 7 Plus’ new camera.
A new Apple patent filing reveals the company’s research into a new kind of flexible display that uses “active fluids” to present images and information. The displays are made out of transparent shells filled with conductive fluid that responds to an applied voltage.
Apple has been granted new patents that cover Apple Watch Series 2’s clever new speaker, which has the ability to expel water after a swim workout, and futuristic smart straps that could one day bring new functionality to its wearable devices.
Apple is still hard at work on new inductive charging technologies for future products like iPhone, according to a new patent filing. It is trying to find a way to bring wireless charging to its devices without the limitations that come with existing solutions.
Apple and OpenTV are no strangers, especially in terms of litigation dealing with patents, but it looks like a new leaf is finally being turned over.
The latest patent application from Apple published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reveals that Jony Ive and his team of designers pondered on using the digital crown of the Apple Watch on other iOS devices like the iPad.