Apple Patents

Apple patents new tap-based gesture for ‘nudging’ objects on mobile devices

Apple patents new tap-based gesture for ‘nudging’ objects on mobile devices

Apple has patented a new tap-based gesture system that would allow users to nudge the sides of their iPhone or iPad to interact with objects onscreen. The gesture could be used for a whole host of tasks, including selecting text letter by letter.

Apple patent showcases embedded solar cells to help charge devices

Apple patent showcases embedded solar cells to help charge devices

As advanced as our devices are, from laptops to our smartphones, the battery life could always be a little bit better.

Apple patents advanced mapping system with personalized imagery, haptic vibrations for hearing impaired

Apple patents advanced mapping system with personalized imagery, haptic vibrations for hearing impaired

Apple was today awarded a pair of new patents for an advanced mapping system with customizable and shareable image data, and a new haptic vibrations system that turns audio data into haptic vibrations for the hearing impaired.

Apple’s latest patents describe a new handwriting input system, and earphones that automatically link together

Apple’s latest patents describe a new handwriting input system, and earphones that automatically link together

A new patent filing from Apple details a handwriting recognition and input method that the company seems to be developing for enterprise users and students.

Apple patent revises new folding power adapter with magnets

Apple patent revises new folding power adapter with magnets

With the launch of the Apple Watch, Apple introduced a new folding power adapter for the U.K. and other markets that use its three-pin plug. And now a new patent suggest the Cupertino company is already working to improve its design by introducing magnets.

Apple’s latest patent filing reveals person-to-person payments through iPhone

Apple’s latest patent filing reveals person-to-person payments through iPhone

Apple today applied for a new patent that allows one iPhone to wirelessly transfer money to another iPhone, with the whole process being secured by Touch ID.

Apple patent hints at sharing files with the Apple Watch by shaking hands

Apple patent hints at sharing files with the Apple Watch by shaking hands

The Apple Watch is a source of convenience for plenty of things, and based on a new patent application from Apple, sharing files from one smartwatch to another could be coming down the pipe eventually.

Apple earns patent for a Beats-branded gaming headset

Apple earns patent for a Beats-branded gaming headset

Despite the fact that gaming is a huge market, and Apple’s products have been used as a launching platform for mobile gaming, the company tends to shy away from products tied to the desktop and console markets.

New Apple mapping technology brings intelligent indoor/outdoor location determination to iPhone

New Apple mapping technology brings intelligent indoor/outdoor location determination to iPhone

Apple has patented a new mapping technology that could bring seamless indoor/outdoor location determination to iPhone and other mobile devices. Using GPS and other internal sensors, the system can even establish state of motion.