Patents are an interesting way to know about future technologies. New Apple patents talk about how MacBook could be used as a wireless charger for charging iPhone, Apple Watch, and other devices. The patent is titled “inductive charging between electronic devices”
Apple is working on a feature that allows multiple users to share the iPhone. This way, the family can share an iPhone or rather an iPad while each one gets to keep their information private. Apple is working on Secure Enclave technology to enable multiple users.
Apple Watch has come a long way ever since it debuted in 2015. The smartwatch has gained a slew of new features over time. Features like ECG, heart rate sensor, Fall Detection have helped save people’s lives. A newly-granted patent reveals how Apple could include a hidden camera and flash on the Apple Watch.
Patents often help us take a sneak peek at what to expect from future Apple products. Now the company has filed a patent for an intense light-absorbent matte black finish. The new color will be available on a wide range of Apple products, including Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.
Apple’s latest patent application reveals Force Touch could debut on MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar. The US Patent and Trademark Office published the patent application on Thursday. The Force Touch debuted in 2014 on the first-generation Apple Watch. Then it made way to iPhone as 3D Touch and new MacBook trackpad.
LiDAR sensors first appeared on iPad Pro, and Apple recently extended it to the iPhone 12 Pro. So far, we have seen limited applications of LiDAR sensor. However, Apple is working on some exciting applications for the LiDAR sensors. A new patent reveals how Apple will use LiDAR sensors on Apple Glass and help users see low-light environments.
It is no secret that smartphone manufacturers are coming up with new and improved smartphones with foldable displays. Samsung already offers Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Z Flip foldable display smartphones. Previous patent applications have indicated that Apple, too, might be working on a foldable iPhone. A new patent describes how the foldable iPhone could “heal” itself from wear and tear during use.
Apple introduced the nano-texture glass as an optional add on for Pro Display XDR. Apple is researching ways in which it can implement nano-texture glass anti-reflective on the iPhone and iPad. A newly discovered patent details how Apple is planning to use nano-texture glass on smaller devices like the iPhone and iPad.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a total of 77 new patents for Apple. One of the interesting patent details a slew of new safety features for AirPods Pro. The list includes safety features and a rather outlandish exercise mat fitted with sensors. The patent details an AirPods Pro feature that takes into account speed and velocity to alert users of impending danger.
The current generation Mac trackpad features a glass surface and offers haptic touch. Apple’s latest patent details a new, completely virtual trackpad that will be backlit. Trackpad has changed a lot in the past several years, and the latest virtual trackpad will open up to new features.