Apple Patents

Apple Patent Reveals Possibility Of Front Facing Camera in Future iPhones

Apple Patent Reveals Possibility Of Front Facing Camera in Future iPhones

A forward facing camera in future iPhones could become a reality.

The possibility of a front-facing camera, which is one of the most requested features is based on a recent patent application that Apple filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Organization (USPTO). 

New Apple Patents Reveal Work On Touch Sensitive Bezel Interface On iPad

New Apple Patents Reveal Work On Touch Sensitive Bezel Interface On iPad

Apple has recently been granted two interesting patents that give us a hint of what to expect in future versions of the iPad.

The two patents describe the features and utilities of a touch-sensitive bezel. The patents describe a bezel that is provided with touch sensors with which users may initiate various controls on the device. 

Apple Awarded Key Tablet-Related Patent Ahead of Today’s Media Event

Apple Awarded Key Tablet-Related Patent Ahead of Today’s Media Event

Apple has been awarded a major patent relating to the Tablet platform just ahead of the device's unveiling at a special media event that is to start in less than an hour from now. This patent relates to a technology that will enable a device like Tablet to detect the presence of objects in the vicinity and carry out tasks based on the presence or absence of the same. 

Apple Working On Solar Powered iPhone/iPod?

Apple Working On Solar Powered iPhone/iPod?

We could be moving towards a scenario where power-guzzling iPhone applications could be run without the fear of your iPhone battery draining out. In a new patent filed by Apple recently with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the company has revealed information about their research on electronic devices like iPhone being powered by solar energy. 

Is An Upcoming Voice Call Technology the Reason Why VoIP Over 3G Is Still Unavailable?

Is An Upcoming Voice Call Technology the Reason Why VoIP Over 3G Is Still Unavailable?

For a long time, AT&T had chosen not to allow VoIP applications like Skype to run over their 3G network. In October 2009, the company finally relented and agreed to allow VoIP iPhone apps to run over 3G.

Back then, we saw this as a direct outcome of FCC's investigation over AT&T's role in the rejection of Google Voice app from the App Store.

Apple Sues Nokia Again – Seeks Ban On Import Of Nokia Phones

Apple Sues Nokia Again – Seeks Ban On Import Of Nokia Phones

Apple and Nokia have been filing lawsuits against each other in the past few months. You might remember that late last year, Nokia had filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that "virtually all" of Apple's products infringed upon seven of their proprietary innovations and sought to ban the import of iPhone and other Apple products to the US. 

Apple Patents Provide Interesting Insights On How Users Will be able to ‘Write’ on the Tablet

Apple Patents Provide Interesting Insights On How Users Will be able to ‘Write’ on the Tablet

Apple Tablet is speculated to come with many cool features, but the coolest among them all might well be an "invisible pen"! 

A patent filed in the name of Fingerworks, the company Apple acquired in 2005 reveals some interesting information on a new technology that will allow users to write on a touchscreen surface very much like they would on a piece of paper. 

New Apple Patent Talks about Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens

New Apple Patent Talks about Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens

When the iPhone was first launched, stylus based touch screens were the norm. The iPhone thus revolutionized the mobile phone space with finger operated touch-screens. However, going by a recent patent filed by the company at the US Patent and Trademark Office, it appears that Apple could well be looking to bring stylus based touch-screens back . 

Apple Patent Discusses Adding Contacts to Home Screen, Introduce Proximity-Based Advertising

Apple Patent Discusses Adding Contacts to Home Screen, Introduce Proximity-Based Advertising

Earlier this month, we had written about a patent filed by the company which sought to bring a feature similar to Google Latitude on iPhone that would enable users to be notified when one of their friends are in the vicinity. 

In a new patent filed yesterday, the company seeks to take it a step further.