News tagged ‘patent’
Siri May Soon Be Able to Identify Whispering
Apple has filed a patent so that Siri would recognize the whispering of the iPhone owner and whisper the reply as well. Apple applied for the patent back in 2016, but it was only published recently.
Future iPhone May Be Used with Apple Pencil
Patently Apple published Apple’s application for a patent to use iPhone with Apple pencil.
Apple Applied for a Patent for Foldable Display
Patently Apple informed about Apple has applied for a patent for flexible displays. This fact corroborates with earlier rumors about Apple’s collaboration with LG on a foldable iPhone that may be created in the future.
Apple May Cease Partnership With Qualcomm
Qualcomm was reportedly trying to prevent Apple from producing iPhones in China. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple is thinking about ceasing the partnership with Qualcomm and instead buy parts for iPhone and iPad from Intel or MediaTek.
Apple May Return to Touch ID Technology
Apple has been granted a patent for the new technology, based on the acoustic fingerprint visualization that could be the next generation of Touch ID.
Apple May Release an AR Headset for the New iPhone
Thanks to the new iPhone specs, it is possible Apple will produce devices for augmented reality in the future.
Future AirPods May Have Progressive Noise Cancellation Technology Without an Isolation Effect
Apple has recently been granted a patent for an advanced technology that will allow users to choose if to immerse oneselves in music or to let the surrounding sounds into the AirPods without taking them off.
Apple Was Granted New Patents for iPhone Smart Dock, Emergency Calls and more
Apple was granted several new patents for the future projects. They cover iPhone dock with Siri enabled, the reliable way of calling 911 and determining exit from a vehicle, and more.
Qualcomm Wants iPhone Sales to Be Banned in the U.S.
Qualcomm has filed a complaint against Apple, claiming that Apple has been using their technology in six iPhone models illegally. Qualcomm demands that the United States International Trade Commission ban the importation of those iPhones into the United States “to stop Apple’s unlawful and unfair use of Qualcomm’s technology”. According to the lawsuit, the sales of concerned devices should be banned, including the already imported ones.
Second-Gen AirPods Case to Be Capable of Charging iPhones and Other Devices
Apple may be working on the new waterproof AirPods case capable of charging iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and even MacBooks wirelessly. The device with such features was described in the recent patent application found by
Apple to Develop Custom Mobile GPU Chip in 2 Years
Apple announced that within next two years it will no longer use GPU chips developed by Imagination Technologies. The company plans to stop paying the firm royalties for the technologies it uses and begin utilizing its own custom-made GPU chips.
All iPhones to Feature OLED Screens in 2019
According to the latest report from Korean supply chain insiders, Apple is planning to equip all iPhones with OLED displays by 2019.
In 2017, only one model, the iPhone 8, will get a new screen. In 2018, the company plans to use new technology on half of the phones. Finally, in 2019 Apple wants to switch from LCD displays to OLED panels completely.
iPhone 8 to Use Apple’s Own Wireless Charging Technology
According to the latest report from a research firm Copperfield Research, the iPhone 8 may support a wireless charging technology developed by Apple, not the one created by Energous or other firms that work in this field. The report is based on Apple’s patent filings that suggest that the company is interested in inductive chargers for the new iPhone and other products. Most of the patents have been filed quite long ago, so it’s high time Apple developed something based on these patents.
Apple to Release Apple Pencil 2 Alongside New iPads
According to the rumors shared by Chinese insiders, Apple is currently working on the second-generation Apple Pencil that can magnetically attach to the iPad. The device may also get a special clip to carry it in the pocket of a shirt. The patent describing the new device was granted last year, so it’s high time the company unveiled a new Apple Pencil. Other features remain unknown.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
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