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.
Have you ever felt like your keyboard is just too rigid when it comes to options for getting things done? Ever felt like it would be cool if it could change on demand, moving from a configuration to get work done and adapting to your gaming needs? Well, research from Apple indicates that someone agrees with you.
If Apple's new patent filing is anything to go by, a future version of the company's AirPods Pro earphones may incorporate a new through-body sensor system that would let you control music playback, Siri and more by touching your face, clicking your teeth and more.
A future Apple Watch may feature easy, reliable and secure biometric identification via a dedicated Touch ID fingerprint reader built into the wearable device's Side button.
Once upon a time, Apple had a black color option for its laptops. Now, though, it feels like we've had space gray, silver, and gold forever.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday published a bunch of newly granted patents for Apple, and among them is one that describes an apparent next-generation Apple Pencil stylus that includes haptic feedback and supports both the iPhone and iPad.
Apple's filed a pair of patent applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office detailing 5G network slicing and more ahead of the company's first 5G iPhone launch later this year.