Apple Patents

New Apple Patent Reveals How Apple Could Replace Touch ID with Acoustic Imaging

New Apple Patent Reveals How Apple Could Replace Touch ID with Acoustic Imaging

Apple has just filed for a patent with the USPTO titled “Acoustic imaging system architecture”. This basically corroborates what we’ve heard in the past about Apple doing away with the Touch ID sensor and going with something new.

New Apple Patent Details an Avatar Creator and Editing App

New Apple Patent Details an Avatar Creator and Editing App

Apple is apparently eyeing a future where people could replace their face with a digital representation of themselves throughout iOS, and even during FaceTime video calls.

Future iPhones Could Notify Users When the Display Glass Has Minor Cracks

Future iPhones Could Notify Users When the Display Glass Has Minor Cracks

Apple has filed for a patent titled “Coverglass fracture detection“, which will notify users when the display glass cracks, thus letting users know in advance that the display is on the verge of getting damaged.

Apple Envisions New Smart Keyboard With Dedicated Keys for Emoji, Siri, and Sharing

Apple Envisions New Smart Keyboard With Dedicated Keys for Emoji, Siri, and Sharing

The Smart Keyboard was one of the major accessories for the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro (and the smaller variant as well), and it looks like Apple has ideas on how to change the next iteration of the keyboard.

Apple Patents a New MicroLED Based Display Capable of Recognizing Fingerprints Without Traditional Sensors

Apple Patents a New MicroLED Based Display Capable of Recognizing Fingerprints Without Traditional Sensors

Apple has been granted a patent which consists of a microLED based display that can detect fingerprints without needing any of the conventional sensors. The patent is titled “Interactive display panel with IR diodes.”

Apple v. Samsung Patent Suit Sent to a Lower Court

Apple v. Samsung Patent Suit Sent to a Lower Court

A Federal Appeals court has ordered the ongoing Apple v. Samsung case to be sent back to a lower court, which in this case is the Northern District Court of California. Incidentally, this is where the litigations originally began back in 2012.

Apple Granted Two New Patents Pertaining to AR and VR

Apple Granted Two New Patents Pertaining to AR and VR

Apple has been freshly granted a couple of patents which talk about augmented reality and virtual reality applications on devices.

Apple Patents Modular Band Links to Expand Apple Watch Functionality

Apple Patents Modular Band Links to Expand Apple Watch Functionality

The Apple Watch is a key device for Apple, so support, and expanding functionality to make the wearable more worthwhile is a priority.

Patents Show Apple Pencil Working With iPhone, More Apps

Patents Show Apple Pencil Working With iPhone, More Apps

The Apple Pencil is a versatile accessory, but, unfortunately, it only works with the iPad Pro lineup at the moment.