Apple Patents

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.

Apple’s New Patent Talks About a Mobile Device with “Squeeze Detection”

Apple’s New Patent Talks About a Mobile Device with “Squeeze Detection”

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.

Apple Patent Envisions a Smarter ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ Feature with Siri

Apple Patent Envisions a Smarter ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ Feature with Siri

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. 

Apple Wins Patents for Round Apple Watch Interface and New iPhone Case

Apple Wins Patents for Round Apple Watch Interface and New iPhone Case

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.