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.
The battle between Samsung and Apple continues, as the former of the two levies its one last attempt to avoid paying out any damages.
Apple has designed a new system of waterproofing electronic devices using “self-healing” seals that make ports and other holes in the hardware airtight. The technology, which is detailed in a new patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, could lead to waterproof iPhones in the future.
Apple patent describes ‘woven display’ created using fabric for Apple Watch bands, MacBook chassis and more
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a patent from Apple that describes using light-transmissive materials like nylon to create a woven display for Apple Watch, MacBooks and more.
Apple has been developing a 3D printer capable of producing colored objects, according to a new patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Unlike most of days 3D printers, Apple’s uses two heads that allow for the creation of multicolored models.
Apple’s pursuit of more robust mobile devices has led it to invent a novel shutter system for devices like the iPhone, which protects its ports from liquid damage. The shutters automatically block the holes for the iPhone’s speaker, microphone, and Lightning port to stop liquid entering the device.
Apple has invented an automated iPhone bumper system that doubles as a flotation device, with retractable shock absorbers made from buoyant materials. The invention is detailed in a patent that was first published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week.