We expected Apple to usher in a new technology called ‘Hybrid Wireless Charging System.’ Our expectation was mostly fueled by Kuo’s report that predicted Hybrid Charging on iPhone 11. However, Kuo soon retreated and ate his words in September. Today, the US Patent & Trademark Office has published a patent from Apple that talks in length about reverse wireless charging on devices like iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.
Even though Apple was a late entrant in the smart wearables category, it has provided a constant stream of innovations over the past few years, starting with the Apple Watch and then complementing its lineup with AirPods. Now, a few of the company’s patents reveal that it is working on various methods to offer users more accurate physical activity data as well as easier ways for user authentication.
Apple Granted Patents for Watch Band with Wrist Biometrics, Backlit Indicators, Self Adjusting Feature
Apple is a regular when it comes to filing patents pertaining to new features and technology. This time around the Cupertino company is granted a patent that shows off three possible new feature for Apple Watch band. As always, the features are innovative and something that we would love to see on a future Apple Watch.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has published 42 new patents from Apple. One of the patents pertains to over-the-ear headphones by Apple. The unique feature of this headphone is that it is capable of detecting orientation and shutting itself off when the sensors detect the user is no longer present.
Apple helped wireless charging on iPhones go mainstream. Now, the Cupertino company has applied for wireless charging for electric cars. The patent application is titled “Wireless Charging Alignment Systems” and details a car which may use steering and propulsion system to park the car. Furthermore, the application also mentions how the car can use a wireless power receiver that is attached to the car body.
A new Apple patent hints at the company working on an AR headset that will work with the iPhone. The patent was first filed by Apple in August 2018 and describes an AR headset being used alongside an iPhone in an AR environment.
Apple Patent Application Details How AR Glasses Could Help Users Find Items, Showcase Points of Interest
Apple is (probably) working on Augmented Reality glasses. Whether or not we actually see them in the real world remains to be seen.
Yesterday, Samsung officially unveiled what it calls the Galaxy Fold. That handset is the company’s first foldable smartphone.