Apple Patents

Apple Patent Hints at Future MagSafe to USB-C Adapter

Apple Patent Hints at Future MagSafe to USB-C Adapter

When Apple adopted USB Type-C ports for its 12-inch MacBook, and dropped the MagSafe feature from the ultraportable, the expectation was that other MacBooks would see the same results eventually.

Apple Granted 45 New Patents Including a Few Pertaining to the Apple Watch Charger and Multitouch on iOS

Apple Granted 45 New Patents Including a Few Pertaining to the Apple Watch Charger and Multitouch on iOS

The USPTO has approved a total of 45 new patents for Apple with a couple of notable inclusions. One of these is related to the original iOS multitouch patent filed by Apple. Naturally, the patent seems mundane and ancient, but it’s not particularly surprising. Other UI elements like the iOS keypad, and the controls or “virtual elements” meant for gaming are also covered by this patent.

New Apple Patent Envisions Using The iPhone To Power a MacBook-like Terminal

New Apple Patent Envisions Using The iPhone To Power a MacBook-like Terminal

A new patent application submitted by Apple envisions using an iPhone to power a MacBook-like device. Titled ‘Electronic Accessory Device’, the patent envisions various embodiments in which an iPhone-like device is attached to a MacBook-like device called terminal thus transforming into a computer.

Apple’s Latest Patent Describes Using Depth Sensor For Enhanced Facial Recognition; Could Be Used On iPhone 8

Apple’s Latest Patent Describes Using Depth Sensor For Enhanced Facial Recognition; Could Be Used On iPhone 8

A new patent granted to Apple from the USPTO details a new method using in which algorithms will be able to identify faces in a live video even if they are located at different distances from the camera.

Apple’s New Patent Reveals a Holster for the Apple Pencil, Hints at Future iPhone Compatibility

Apple’s New Patent Reveals a Holster for the Apple Pencil, Hints at Future iPhone Compatibility

The Apple Pencil is a pretty great stylus, meant for its use with the iPad Pro. However, carrying it or storing it once you’re done using it has always been a problem. Apple’s new patent application looks to solve this. Well, to some degree anyway.

Apple Patents a Fingerprint Scanner That Can Be Placed Beneath the Display

Apple Patents a Fingerprint Scanner That Can Be Placed Beneath the Display

Apple has just been granted a new patent over at the USPTO. Much like the previous patents, this one too is pertaining to the iPhone fingerprint scanner.

Apple Granted Patent On Digital Avatar Creation Tool For iPhone

Apple Granted Patent On Digital Avatar Creation Tool For iPhone

Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent & Trademark Office that describers an avatar creation and editing tool for iPhone and iPad. Dubbed “Avatar editing environment”, the┬ápatent describes a “virtual environment” where an iPhone or iPad user essentially use an app to create an digital avatar of themselves.

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┬áthe display is on the verge of getting damaged.