Another day and another Apple patent, with this one showing a bit of an unorthodox idea for Apple’s EarPods.
The latest patent granted to Apple by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes “portable devices” that provides the owner of a vehicle with full control over it. The portable device depicted in the diagram looks like an iPhone that would be able to wirelessly communicate to the car and issue commands to it.
New Apple Pencil Patent Hints at Support for Magic Trackpad, Ability to Act as Gaming Joystick, and More
A new patent application from Apple published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office indicates that the Cupertino company is working on bringing Apple Pencil support to the next generation of Magic Trackpad. This will make it possible for Mac owners to also use the Apple Pencil for drawing and sketching purposes.
Dreams of an iPhone without bezels just took a step closer to reality after Apple was granted a patent for a new Touch ID sensor that can be embedded within a display. One of the inventions, which uses ultrasonic imaging, would be even more reliable than today’s scanners.
It’s been a busy day for Apple and patents, with the company setting its sights on an even smart cover for the iPad Pro, and facing yet another patent infringement lawsuit from a court in Las Vegas.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today granted Apple a patent on a ‘Smart’ Cover that is significantly more smarter than the existing Smart Cover for the iPad Pro. The patent describes a smart cover with a built-in display that can be used to further extend the display of the iPad.
Sending messages, either through messaging services or standard texts, has become the standard these days, so we’ve all experienced autocorrect in one way or another.
Apple has patented a new design for hybrid headphones with wired and wireless connections that won’t drop audio when switching between the two. The headphones could be the perfect accessory for a future iPhone that ships without a 3.5mm headphone jack.
If you want a smartphone with an optical zoom lens, you have to settle for a bulky device with a huge hump in its back. But a new Apple invention for a compact telephoto lens that folds away when not in use could change that for future iPhones.