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Apple Patent Application Details Display Tech with Adjustable Viewing Angles

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has recently published an Apple patent application detailing a new method to control and customize display viewing angles for various devices. According to a new report from AppleInsider, the patent application details an "electrically controllable filter" to selectively polarize a screen so that people viewing the phone from other angles can't...

Apple Wins Patent for a Smart Dock Powered by Siri

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded a new patent to Apple for a Siri-powered ‘Smart Dock’, which can automatically activate the Siri digital assistant on the docked iOS device, ZDNet is reporting. In addition to the upcoming HomePod, this would provide Apple another way to get Siri into your home. Titled "Smart Dock For Activating...

Apple Exploring Wireless Charging Through Boosted Wi-Fi Signals

A popular rumour regarding this year’s iPhone is that Apple could finally be introducing wireless charging. Many believe that Apple’s solution could offer up “true” wireless charging without the use of charging mats, like competitors have have implemented. Now, according to a patent filed by Apple and reported by AppleInsider, the Cupertino company might be exploring...

Apple’s Mystery Device is a Door Access System For Apple Park

Apple's recently submitted application for an unnamed "wireless device" to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for approval turns out to be a door access system, most likely to be used for the Apple Park campus. "The manual for model 'A1844, which supports both NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy, includes wiring instructions, and in fact...

Apple Receives Patent For Modular Wristband Technology

Modularity is a concept that has been very appealing for smartphone makers, although it has received mixed reactions from the market. Nonetheless, Apple has found a new use for modular accessories, in the form of components for the Apple Watch. Earlier today, Apple was awarded a new patent regarding a modular accessory system for its […]

Apple Patent Details ‘Super Resolution’ Multi-Sensor Cameras

The rumour mill hasn't stopped spilling information about the next-generation iPhone (even though the iPhone 7 has only just been launched), and AppleInsider suggests the latest patented camera technology dubbed as "super resolution" multi-sensor cameras could be something that we are going to see in next year's handset. Apple was awarded two patents on Tuesday (U.S....

Apple Wins Patent for iPhone with All-Glass Wraparound Display

Among the 46 new granted Apple patents the US Patent and Trademark Office published today, Patently Apple has discovered one that's particularly interesting, essentially spilling gas on rumours of an iPhone with curved glass display: an Apple patent for an iPhone with a wraparound display. Apple's US patent 9,367,095 describes a device having a transparent...

Apple Patents Active Shutter System that Protects iPhone from Water Damage

You may recall from earlier reports that Apple is actively working on different methods of protecting the iPhone from liquid damage. The latest patent application, as spotted by AppleInsider, reveals another method Apple has developed: a powered shutter system, blocking access to the speaker, microphone, and other iOS device port openings, which protects the device's...