Apple Patents

Apple Patent Could Bring True Tone Display to Apple Watch by Measuring Ambient Light Through Skin

Apple Patent Could Bring True Tone Display to Apple Watch by Measuring Ambient Light Through Skin

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 Patents New Method of Controlling Macs and Future TVs With Gaze and Point Gestures

Apple Patents New Method of Controlling Macs and Future TVs With Gaze and Point Gestures

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.

Apple Patent Reveals Development of Flexible Displays Using ‘Active Fluids’

Apple Patent Reveals Development of Flexible Displays Using ‘Active Fluids’

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 Secures Patents for Apple Watch Series 2’s New Speaker, Smart Straps

Apple Secures Patents for Apple Watch Series 2’s New Speaker, Smart Straps

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.

New Apple Patent Reveals Continued Work on Wireless Charging

New Apple Patent Reveals Continued Work on Wireless Charging

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 3D User Interface Patents Show Different Ways to Interact With Devices

Apple 3D User Interface Patents Show Different Ways to Interact With Devices

Apple working with 3D elements isn’t anything new, from mapping interfaces to gesture-based interactions, and a new pair of applications granted to the company reveal that work continues in spades.

Apple and OpenTV Agree on Patent License Agreement

Apple and OpenTV Agree on Patent License Agreement

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.

Apple’s Patent Shows Digital Crown for iPhone and iPad

Apple’s Patent Shows Digital Crown for iPhone and iPad

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. 

Apple Patent Details MacBooks with Built-In LTE Connectivity

Apple Patent Details MacBooks with Built-In LTE Connectivity

LTE connectivity is available in a wide assortment of devices, including some smartwatches, but laptops and notebooks have yet to jump on the bandwagon.

Apple Moves to Secure ‘Night Shift’ Trademark, Hints at Expansion to macOS, Apple Watch & More

Apple Moves to Secure ‘Night Shift’ Trademark, Hints at Expansion to macOS, Apple Watch & More

Apple has moved to secure a trademark on “Night Shift” three months after the feature made its public debut in iOS 9.3. In its application, which was filed in the U.S. and Hong Kong, Apple also hints at the feature’s expansion to macOS, Apple Watch, and beyond.