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.
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.
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.
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 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.”
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 has been freshly granted a couple of patents which talk about augmented reality and virtual reality applications on devices.
The Apple Watch is a key device for Apple, so support, and expanding functionality to make the wearable more worthwhile is a priority.
A new patent application from Apple to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office titled “Band attachment mechanism with haptic response” suggests that the company is working on moving the haptic feedback circuitry from inside the Apple Watch to its wrist strap.
The Apple Pencil is a versatile accessory, but, unfortunately, it only works with the iPad Pro lineup at the moment.