Apple Patents

Apple patents urgent care system for Apple Watch

Apple patents urgent care system for Apple Watch

Apple has patented a new urgent care system for Apple Watch that could send an alert to friends or family when it detects that the user requires medical attention. It is capable of monitoring vital signs to detect heart problems and more.

The OLED display used on a 5.8-inch iPhone could mean a wraparound design

The OLED display used on a 5.8-inch iPhone could mean a wraparound design

In the future, at some point, it’s expected that Apple will use an OLED display. But now rumblings are growing that it could mean a wraparound display, too.

Apple earns patent detailing liquid metal Home button on iOS devices

Apple earns patent detailing liquid metal Home button on iOS devices

The Home button probably isn’t going anywhere anytime soon on iOS devices, especially if a patent application is any indicator.

Apple wins patent for magnetically detachable wireless earbuds

Apple wins patent for magnetically detachable wireless earbuds

What Apple is doing with its in-ear earbuds, or EarPods, remains a mystery, but the general consensus at this point is that the company is, at the very least, ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack in the upcoming “iPhone 7.”

Apple granted patent for flexible iPhone with OLED display and other electronic devices

Apple granted patent for flexible iPhone with OLED display and other electronic devices

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a staggering 54 new patents today, one of which details a flexible OLED display for use in an iPhone.

Apple Watch could soon adjust iPhone volume based on ambient noise

Apple Watch could soon adjust iPhone volume based on ambient noise

A new Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reveals the Cupertino company is working on a system that would allow Apple Watch to automatically adjust the volume on your iPhone based on ambient noise.

The invention could make your iPhone louder in noisy bars or busy streets, and quieter when you’re in a library or the office.

New Apple patent hints at pressure-sensitive Touch ID for iPhone and iPad

New Apple patent hints at pressure-sensitive Touch ID for iPhone and iPad

After introducing 3D Touch displays for the iPhone, Apple is looking to bring its pressure-sensing technology to Touch ID buttons, according to a new patent. The invention could make home buttons even more versatile on iOS devices.

Apple patents new display technology with hover gesture detection

Apple patents new display technology with hover gesture detection

Apple brought us multitouch, Retina displays, and 3D Touch, and according to a new patent filing, it is gearing up to make touchscreens even smarter. The company has developed a way in which it can create displays that detect hovering fingers for special gestures.

Apple could use curved photosensors to product smaller iPhone cameras that take better photos

Apple could use curved photosensors to product smaller iPhone cameras that take better photos

A new Apple patent reveals the Cupertino company could soon employ curved photosensors to create smaller iPhone cameras that capture better photos. The design could help Apple in its mission to make future smartphones even thinner.

Apple patent application hints at Apple’s experimentation with OLED wraparound displays

Apple patent application hints at Apple’s experimentation with OLED wraparound displays

Apple’s no stranger to patent applications detailing what technology from the company might look like in the future. Or, at least, experimenting with plenty of ideas.