Apple Patents

Touch ID embedded in touchscreen displays hinted at in new Apple patent

Touch ID embedded in touchscreen displays hinted at in new Apple patent

Apple’s Touch ID is one of the strongest new features of its mobile devices, including iPads, and offers up a new level of security and ease of use while making purchases or even signing into some apps.

Apple patent hints at future roadside assistance right from an iPhone

Apple patent hints at future roadside assistance right from an iPhone

Smartphones are much more than just phones these days, and as companies continue to come up with ideas to make them even more broad in their use cases, the mobile devices will become even more important to have on us at all times.

Apple’s clip-on iPhone controller and keyboard detailed in new patent

Apple’s clip-on iPhone controller and keyboard detailed in new patent

While you’ll find a ton of third-party game controllers and keyboards for the iPhone these days, a new Apple patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office suggests the company may have been close to launching a number of solutions of its own.

Apple earns patents for smarter Smart Covers that offer contextual information

Apple earns patents for smarter Smart Covers that offer contextual information

It’s Apple patent season, as another recently published offering indicates that Apple has at least toyed with the idea of making its Smart Covers offer more for the user.

Safari for iOS, Time Machine and Cover Flow targeted in new patent infringement lawsuit against Apple

Safari for iOS, Time Machine and Cover Flow targeted in new patent infringement lawsuit against Apple

Patents are one way for a company to lock down an idea. Unfortunately, sometimes patents are also a surefire way to get a lawsuit filed against you.

Apple granted patent on an advanced eye and gaze-tracking graphical user interface

Apple granted patent on an advanced eye and gaze-tracking graphical user interface

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a patent for “Systems and methods for counteracting a perceptual fading of a movable indicator.”

Apple patent application showcases an iPhone Home button that can transform into gaming joystick

Apple patent application showcases an iPhone Home button that can transform into gaming joystick

Another day, another Apple patent application. This one is focused on the iPhone’s Home button, and a little bit of evolutionary steps to make it step out of its comfort zone.

Apple earns patent for GoPro-like camera system

Apple earns patent for GoPro-like camera system

Apple patents very rarely actually detail a system that’s coming down the pipe soon, or even “somewhat soon,” but they’re certainly a good way to see the ideas that Apple is at least toying around with.

Rockstar Consortium sells patent portfolio for $900 million

Rockstar Consortium sells patent portfolio for $900 million

The Apple-backed Rockstar Consortium has announced on Tuesday, December 23, that it has sold the remainder of its patent portfolio.

Apple looking into enhanced Touch ID security by tracking finger movement

Apple looking into enhanced Touch ID security by tracking finger movement

Touch ID, which utilizes the fingerprint of a user to secure one’s device, may be secure enough for most people, and Apple included, that doesn’t mean it can’t still be improved.