Apple Patents

Apple earns patent for a Beats-branded gaming headset

Apple earns patent for a Beats-branded gaming headset

Despite the fact that gaming is a huge market, and Apple’s products have been used as a launching platform for mobile gaming, the company tends to shy away from products tied to the desktop and console markets.

New Apple mapping technology brings intelligent indoor/outdoor location determination to iPhone

New Apple mapping technology brings intelligent indoor/outdoor location determination to iPhone

Apple has patented a new mapping technology that could bring seamless indoor/outdoor location determination to iPhone and other mobile devices. Using GPS and other internal sensors, the system can even establish state of motion.

Apple looking into making even thinner touch panels that can sense 3D ‘hover’ gestures

Apple looking into making even thinner touch panels that can sense 3D ‘hover’ gestures

As devices get thinner, the displays that we use to look at media and interact with whatever content’s on screen will get thinner, too.

Apple vs. Samsung: Samsung asks U.S. appeals court to reconsider ruling that upheld $548 million in damages

Apple vs. Samsung: Samsung asks U.S. appeals court to reconsider ruling that upheld $548 million in damages

The never ending legal saga between Apple and Samsung continues. San Jose Mercury News reports that Samsung has asked the U.S Federal Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the central part of a recent ruling that had upheld $548 million in damages for copying Apple’s patents.

Apple patent details ‘Fusion Keyboard’ with touch-sensitive mechanical keys

Apple patent details ‘Fusion Keyboard’ with touch-sensitive mechanical keys

For anyone that has ever thought their keyboard is too far away from the trackpad or mouse, or even for the person who might think it would be cool if their trackpad and keyboard were one-in-the-same, Apple might be working on something to appease them.

Apple files patent for ‘hotspot device’ that could make the Apple Watch even more useful

Apple files patent for ‘hotspot device’ that could make the Apple Watch even more useful

An Apple patent tends to crop up pretty frequently, and sometimes it details something that many people want to see become a real product.

Apple patent hints at new home button that can act as a tiny touchpad

Apple patent hints at new home button that can act as a tiny touchpad

Apart from the introduction of Touch ID with the iPhone 5s in 2013, Apple’s home button on iOS devices has hardly changed over the years. But a new patent suggests the Cupertino company is working on a big upgrade that could turn it into a tiny touchpad and more.

OpenTV initiates lawsuit against Apple, claims iTunes infringes five separate patents

OpenTV initiates lawsuit against Apple, claims iTunes infringes five separate patents

Apple is no stranger to the courtroom, on both sides of the story, and now the Cupertino-based is facing yet another patent-focused lawsuit.

Apple granted five more patents related to the Apple Watch

Apple granted five more patents related to the Apple Watch

After being granted patents on three different bands for the Apple Watch last month, Apple has now been granted five design patents related to the smartwatch.

New Apple patents explain ‘particle cloud’ pairing method used for Apple Watch

New Apple patents explain ‘particle cloud’ pairing method used for Apple Watch

If you’ve already got your hands on an Apple Watch, you’ll be familiar with its unique set up process, which simply requires you to point your iPhone’s camera at a pattern on its screen to marry the two together. Now two new Apple patents could explain the magic behind the whole thing.