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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Watch is a great fitness tracker that, with the right app, can even track your sleep patterns so it's a bit unusual that Apple doesn't offer its own sleep-tracking functionality in the watchOS software. But as indicated by a new patent application published yesterday, it looks like the Cupertino company could be researching sleep monitoring hardware of its own.
Apple Watch could use special backplates to help extend its battery life.
Apple's TrueDepth camera on iPhone X uses infrared sensors that capture light in the wavelength range of 800nm to 1300nm to achieve pattern-based depth mapping, allowing it to work day or night, like devices used for medical diagnosis, food inspection and night vision.
Apple's personal digital assistant Siri may someday be able to detect the difference between a whispered and regular speech, as well as whisper back when you need quiet.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for acoustic fingerprint imaging technology that could work beneath a display and replace its current Touch ID fingerprint reader.