Apple has filed a patent titled “Methods for shielding electronic components from moisture,” which hints at a possible future of waterproofed Apple devices – iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and maybe more.
Apple's patent case against Samsung suffered another blow as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office declared that one of the company's patents is invalid. Samsung may not have to pay Apple as much money in damages.
For a company that hates the stylus, Apple sure has a lot of patents for cool styli. Two new patents explain how a stylus could record and transmit different textures on a digital surface to make 3D creations.
Apple filed a patent for two new camera features, including a true zoom lens and a high-tech light splitter. The two features would make the iPhone's camera more accurate in poor conditions and offer a better zoom.
In a development entirely unrelated to Bendgate, Apple has just secured a patent for a device made entirely from flexible parts. Besides added protection, a user would also be able to issue commands by bending and twisting the device in different ways.
An Apple patent, which was published today, revealed the concept of a digital remote control that makes heavy use of images and graphics. The remote interface could theoretically be incorporated as part of a new Apple TV software update.
Apple's watching the growing interest in virtual reality closely, and has filed another patent for a headset utilizing an iPhone or an iPod as the VR display. Whether it'll eventually become a real product remains to be seen.
A recently-approved patent from Apple outlines the concept for a new smart-drop technology that would reorient your iPhone in midair to prevent it from falling on its face. Hit the jump to see how it works.
A U.S. District Court judge tossed out Smartflash's $533 million victory against Apple due to jurors' likely confusion about how to properly calculate royalties. Apple isn't off the hook yet, however, as a retrial has been ordered for September.
Apple doesn't want you to just unlock your phone with your fingerprint. It wants you to be able to do it with your face, according to a new patent the company recently filed. Facial recognition software isn't new, but it's getting more popular.
Apple is working on a solution to having to build those plastic strips into the body of an iPhone, just to let radio signals pass through the metal body. A new patent shows how it may solve the problem in the future.