Apple Patents

Apple patents multipurpose Apple Watch band that’s also a case and stand

Apple patents multipurpose Apple Watch band that’s also a case and stand

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.

Apple granted patent that hints at higher quality speakers in future iPhones

Apple granted patent that hints at higher quality speakers in future iPhones

It looks like Apple will not just ditch 3.5mm audio jack in a future iPhone, but also equip it with a better speaker. A new patent that was granted to Apple today describes a way of getting better audio quality from smartphone speakers.

Apple patent app details a new dual-camera zoom lens system for rumored iPhone 7 feature

Apple patent app details a new dual-camera zoom lens system for rumored iPhone 7 feature

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.

Apple invents self-healing iPhone that fixes itself when you’re not using it

Apple invents self-healing iPhone that fixes itself when you’re not using it

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.

Samsung requests the U.S. Supreme Court take on the Apple patent case

Samsung requests the U.S. Supreme Court take on the Apple patent case

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’s ‘self-healing’ device connectors could lead to waterproof iPhones

Apple’s ‘self-healing’ device connectors could lead to waterproof iPhones

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

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 patent reveals work on 3D color printer

Apple patent reveals work on 3D color printer

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 patents iPhone port shutters that protect against liquid damage

Apple patents iPhone port shutters that protect against liquid damage

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 invents iPhone bumper that automatically deploys protective shock absorbers

Apple invents iPhone bumper that automatically deploys protective shock absorbers

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.