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.
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.
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’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.
Apple has patented a new kind of Apple Watch band that also serves as a case and stand. The flexible strap uses a magnetic closure like a number of Apple’s existing bands, and shares a lot of things in common with the Leather Loop.
It’s not a secret that Apple has a lot of patent applications out there, ranging in ideas, but it looks like dual-camera systems is one area that Apple’s putting some real attention.
Broken and problematic smartphones could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new Apple invention that could allow future iPhones to fix themselves when they’re not being used. The technology could address all kinds of issues, including liquid damage, dead pixels, and more.