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.
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 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.
Right now the Apple Watch uses an OLED display, and rumors surface on a semi-consistent basis that Apple plans on using an OLED display for a future iPhone. But the company could also be planning a display switch for its wearable, too.
Apple has filed a pair of patents that could give us a glimpse into the future of the Apple Pencil. Its new stylus is equipped with touch sensors that detect different gestures and provide new ways to interest with devices like the iPad.
Apple has been granted a patent that could pave the way for a new all-glass iPhone with a wraparound display. The application was originally filed in 2011, and it could give us our first glimpse at the future iPhone.
The Apple Watch is one product that Apple will probably keep around for quite some time, even as it sees plenty of upgrades along the way, especially in design.
Apple Granted Patents for Liquid Resistant Speaker Port and Noise-Cancelling Bone Conduction Earbuds
The latest patent granted to Apple by the USPTO describes an “acoustic device” that is liquid resistant. The technology described in the patent is similar to the technology that was first used by Apple in the Apple Watch.