Rumored Finger-Mounted Control Device for Apple AR/VR Headset Surfaces in Patent Application

Apple is researching a finger-mounted device with an array of sensors and haptic feedback, to be used as a control device for a mixed-reality headset, according to patent filings. The patent application, first spotted by Patently Apple, was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and resurfaced earlier today. Titled “Finger-Mounted Device With Sensors […]

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Apple’s Research on Anti-Fingerprint Coatings Again Hints at Future Titanium Devices

Apple is researching how it can reduce the appearance of fingerprints and smudges on the metal surfaces of its products and has hinted yet again at the use of titanium for future Apple devices, according to newly-granted patent filings. The patent, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and spotted by Patently Apple, is […]

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Apple Wins Patent for iPhone Display With Variable Refresh Rates Up to 240Hz

A new Apple patent published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes an iPhone display that, with high refresh mode enabled, may be capable of updating content at two times, three times, or even four times the native refresh rate, as reported by Patently Apple. For example, an ‌iPhone‌ with a 60Hz display […]

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Apple’s Work on Mixed Reality Headsets Revealed in New Patent Filings

A number of Apple patent applications, published earlier today, appear to be directly related to its long-rumored mixed reality headset, covering a range of aspects including design elements, lens adjustment, eye-tracking technology, and even software. The patents, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Apple, were made public earlier today and seemingly relate […]

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Apple Researching Keyboards With Adaptive Displays on Each Key

Apple is researching keyboards with small displays on the keys to dynamically change the label on each key, according to a newly-granted patent filing. The filing, spotted by Patently Apple, is titled “Electronic devices having keys with coherent fiber bundles” and was granted to Apple by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on the final […]

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Future Apple Watch Could Gain Touch ID and Under-Display Camera

Apple is researching adding Touch ID and an under-display camera to the Apple Watch, according to two newly-published patent applications. The first patent, granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, was spotted by Patently Apple and is titled “Electronic device having sealed button biometric sensing system.” In short, the filing explains how a ‌Touch […]

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Patent for OPPO phone with detachable camera module sighted

OPPO is one of those few innovative OEMs we know that’s been coming up with really interesting designs and technologies. Just recently, it introduced the rollable concept phone. It’s only a concept and it may not be commercialized yet but the prototype shows the industry the many possibilities. The OPPO X 2021 is one innovative […]

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Apple Researching a Matte Black Finish for MacBooks

Apple has filed a patent application for an intense light-absorbant matte black finish for a range of products, including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and MacBook (via Patently Apple). The patent application, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is titled “Anodized Part Having a Matte Black Appearance,” and outlines the characteristics of the […]

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Apple Patent Filing Reveals Dual Monitor Stand for Pro Display XDR

A new patent filing reveals a much more versatile multi-display variant of Apple’s Pro Stand for the Pro Display XDR. The extremely complex mechanical design seeks to address the shortcomings of existing multi-display solutions, offering easy and precise adjustment for up to two external displays. The patent, first spotted by Patently Apple, is simply titled […]

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Xiaomi foldable phone with pop-up camera system patent surfaces

Much has been said about the possibility of Xiaomi releasing a foldable phone. We shared the company recently patented a phone with detachable screen usable independently. It may not be the foldable smartphone yet but it tells us the Chinese OEM is serious in coming up with revolutionary phones. A few weeks ago, we just […]

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Huawei may have 5G clamshell foldable phone in the works

There are a handful of 5G foldable smartphones on the market already. A trend set forth by Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei’s Mate X is now a domain that South Korean tech giant Samsung rules with different types of flexible screen phones. To pose some worthy competition to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip, Huawei possibly has a […]

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Apple Still Pursuing VR-Based Vehicle Motion Sickness Solution With Contributions From Mark Rober

Back in 2018, it was revealed that noted YouTuber and former NASA engineer Mark Rober had been quietly working in Apple’s special projects group on several projects related to virtual reality. While Rober has since left his position at Apple, the company has continued to pursue patent applications based on his team’s work, and a […]

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Xiaomi patents phone with detachable screen usable independently

OEMs patent a wide variety of things, which includes design and technology. Xiaomi is no stranger to this – Chinese tech company keeps filing patents for forward-looking technologies and devices. Xiaomi’s latest patent details a smartphone with a removable display – yes removable ‘display’ not removable battery. The patent published on August 4 is titled […]

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Apple Exploring Convex-Shaped Devices With Flexible Displays

Apple is exploring the use of flexible displays to make convex devices, according to a new Apple patent filing published today. The application titled “Electronic devices with convex displays,” was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and builds a picture of how an Apple convex-shaped device may work. Apple devices such as iPhone […]

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Apple Bone Conduction Hybrid System Solves Drawbacks, Reveals Patent

A patent filing, discovered by AppleInsider, shows that Apple has developed a hybrid “combined” audio system using bone conduction technology. In a patent granted today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office titled “Multipath audio stimulation using audio compressors,” Apple lays out its conception of an audio device that seeks to overcome the issues usually […]

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Apple Patent Suggests Two iPads Could Be Connected Together For Notebook-Style Computing

Apple is exploring use of an accessory that would allow two iPads to connect together for notebook-style computing, according to a new patent filing uncovered by AppleInsider. The patent application titled “Modular multiple display electronic devices,” filed today with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, explains that when two iPads or iPhones are connected together […]

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Apple Glasses Patent Suggests Any Surface Could Become a Virtual Touch Interface

It’s been increasingly clear that Apple has been working on an AR/VR Headset for the consumer market. Originally expected as early as 2020, the most recent rumors place its release in 2021 or 2022. But what’s been less clear is the exact feature set a pair of AR/VR Apple Glasses will provide. Rumors have been […]

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Future Apple Pencil Could Have Sensor to Sample Colors From the Real World

Apple is exploring new Apple Pencil technology that could allow the device to sample colors from the real world to use in digital art, drawings, edits, and more, according to an Apple patent application published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office this week. Titled “Computer System With Color Sampling Stylus,” the patent describes […]

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