Apple Patents

Apple’s New Patent Reveals a Holster for the Apple Pencil, Hints at Future iPhone Compatibility

Apple’s New Patent Reveals a Holster for the Apple Pencil, Hints at Future iPhone Compatibility

The Apple Pencil is a pretty great stylus, meant for its use with the iPad Pro. However, carrying it or storing it once you’re done using it has always been a problem. Apple’s new patent application looks to solve this. Well, to some degree anyway.

Apple Patents a Fingerprint Scanner That Can Be Placed Beneath the Display

Apple Patents a Fingerprint Scanner That Can Be Placed Beneath the Display

Apple has just been granted a new patent over at the USPTO. Much like the previous patents, this one too is pertaining to the iPhone fingerprint scanner.

Apple Granted Patent On Digital Avatar Creation Tool For iPhone

Apple Granted Patent On Digital Avatar Creation Tool For iPhone

Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent & Trademark Office that describers an avatar creation and editing tool for iPhone and iPad. Dubbed “Avatar editing environment”, the patent describes a “virtual environment” where an iPhone or iPad user essentially use an app to create an digital avatar of themselves.

New Apple Patent Reveals How Apple Could Replace Touch ID with Acoustic Imaging

New Apple Patent Reveals How Apple Could Replace Touch ID with Acoustic Imaging

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.

New Apple Patent Details an Avatar Creator and Editing App

New Apple Patent Details an Avatar Creator and Editing App

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.

Future iPhones Could Notify Users When the Display Glass Has Minor Cracks

Future iPhones Could Notify Users When the Display Glass Has Minor Cracks

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.

Apple Envisions New Smart Keyboard With Dedicated Keys for Emoji, Siri, and Sharing

Apple Envisions New Smart Keyboard With Dedicated Keys for Emoji, Siri, and Sharing

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 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.”

Apple v. Samsung Patent Suit Sent to a Lower Court

Apple v. Samsung Patent Suit Sent to a Lower Court

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 Granted Two New Patents Pertaining to AR and VR

Apple Granted Two New Patents Pertaining to AR and VR

Apple has been freshly granted a couple of patents which talk about augmented reality and virtual reality applications on devices.