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.
With social distancing still being suggested in many regions across the globe, Apple has come up with an idea to make sure selfies don't go the way of the dodo.
If your iPad is oriented the wrong way almost every time you pick it up, you're not alone. It definitely happens to me more often than not. Apple is aware of our First World Problem and has a patented solution involving analyzing the user's face to orient onscreen content properly.
The HomePod currently relies on hands-free Siri voice control, but it also provides a touch-sensitive top for basic control when the assistant is unavailable. A future HomePod could have touch-sensitive fabric on the sides for additional control, a new Apple patent grant suggests.
Apple is researching potential ways of using the iPad's capacitive touchscreen for reading key presses from a future Smart Keyboard accessory that might not need to connect over Bluetooth or take advantage of the iPad's Smart Connector at all.
Apple gets a lot of patents approved on a regular basis. More often than not it's the company covering its bases for future technology and ideas, rather than an indication of a pending feature upgrade for an existing product. But when it comes to the Apple Pencil, one can hope.
Apple wins patents all the time, and this week heading into 2020 is certainly no different.
There may be some substance to the rumor calling for an iPhone with an under-display Touch ID in 2020 as the Cupertino tech giant just won a patent for an optical imaging sensor that could be used for under-display biometrics in future iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch and more.
A future version of the Memoji feature on iPhone and iPad might be able to automatically generate a virtual three-dimensional avatar from users’ photographs.
Apple is rumored to be working on an advanced augmented reality headset. Its latest patent filing offers a glimpse into how accurate and reliable gaze tracking could permit users to interact with a computer-generated environment more easily than with hands.
Apple's been researching compact over-the-ear headphones with a foldable headband for easy transport and orientation detection that'd automatically adjust left/right audio channels depending if the user is wearing them correctly or with the left earpiece over their left ear.
Despite the open floor plan of your typical Apple Store (or perhaps because of it), the crowds, and the current security systems in place, robberies aren't as rare as Apple would like. In an effort to thwart that, the company has invented a new wireless security system.