Apple and Samsung have been fighting courtroom battles for quite some time now. A new report however claims that the company is looking to settle all its disputes with the Korean manufacturer out of court rather than dragging it in courts even further.
Apple working on ‘Super-resolution’ camera technology using Optical Image Stabilization for future iPhones
A new Apple patent published by theÂ US Patent & Trademark Office has revealedÂ the company is working on camera technologies for future iOS devices like the iPhone, which could be used to create super-resolution images.
The technology could make use ofÂ optical image stabilization (OIS) system that takes a burst of photos that are stitched together using an image processing engine toÂ create the super-resolution image.
The jury in the second round of the Apple-Samsung trial reached aÂ unanimous verdict last week, awarding Apple $119.6 million in damages. Following the ruling, however, the jury was asked to recalculate the damages, after it was found that they didn’t include damages for one of the Apple patents Samsung infringed.
Apple has been granted a new patent by the USPTO, which reveals that the company is working on a way to reduce the size ofÂ a camera autofocus component for the iPhone and iPad.
Apple and Samsung are in the middle of yet another patent trial, where Apple accuses the Korean company of stealing iPhone features described in five of its patents, asking for $2 billion in damages.
Apple has applied for a patent pertaining to a new pair of headphones with some advanced technology inside. The filing reveals that these new generation headphones will come with microphones to automatically record voice output when the wearer starts talking. They will also come with a noise cancellation feature by default to blur out background noise. This will be achieved thanks to the dedicated second microphone on the headphones.
We have seen several apps and jailbreak tweaks for the iPhone which lets you look at what’s happening in front of you while letting you text at the same time. One such app was discussed last week in our CamText preview. But Apple has now applied for a patent over at the USPTO to a technology very similar to this which will offer “transparent texting” to users.