Apple may have found the percent place to fit a camera lens into a future Apple Watch model as a new patent filing reveals that the company did toy with the idea of embedding a dedicated camera inside the device's Digital Crown button.
Apple's rumored mixed reality headset could take advantage of eye gaze sensors and internal cameras to let you select objects like text fields with your eyes.
A new Apple patent application suggests exploratory work on a Raspberry Pi 440-like computer/keyboard combo that'd put an entire Mac within a Magic Keyboard.
Apple has been researching AirPods user authentication technology that promises to verify your identity by checking the shape of your ear canal.
Apple is researching a universal remote with a Touch ID fingerprint scanner that could simplify entering passwords and controlling smart home appliances and other devices.
The Apple Watch started out as a watch that could do a few other things, but it has changed quite a bit over the years. That includes being jam-packed with a ton of sensors. But it looks like Apple may not be done finding new ways to put even more sensors into the small case.
Apple has been researching bringing light field panoramic imaging to the iPhone camera, a feature that would let you immerse yourself while exploring captured scenes with parallax, clear object separation and other visual effects in virtual or augmented reality.
The Apple TV remote could gain UWB functionality in a future model, enabling you to point the remote at different accessories to quickly switch between things like TVs and Hi-Fi receivers.
Apple is expected to revive the MagSafe charging port on its notebooks, and now the Cupertino company has been granted a patent for a spring-loaded, pogo-style magnetic charging and data port that could also be used in the iPhone in place of the Lightning port.
The United States Patent & Trademark Office has granted Apple a patent that suggests a future iPhone could get a screen with a variable refresh rate going up to 240 Hz—or twice as much as in the iPadPro's ProMotion display. While iPhone screens have remained stuck at 60 Hz, all iPad Pro models have had screens with a variable refresh rate of up to 120 Hz.
Apple continues to file a bunch of patents that are related to a foldable iPhone, with the most recent one indicating that the company continues research on how to make hinges stronger.
For those reading the tea leaves, Apple's slow transition towards a truly wireless charging future for its devices is all too clear. That's certainly the case if you look at the latest patent application wins the company recently received.