Apple has devised a new method of bringing inductive charging to the iPhone without installing additional hardware. The technology makes use of existing electrical coils already baked into components like speakers, microphones, and haptic engines.
Remember that Apple “iRing” rumor that we all thought was crazy? Well, a new patent application confirms Apple really has been working on a new wearable for fingers, which is filled with motion sensors, tiny cameras, a haptic feedback system, and more.
Apple has patented a new way in which it could utilize 3D Touch in the future to bring animated maps to life. The patent describes how its Maps service could one day display moving water, shorelines, foliage, and more.