Apple Supposedly Working on Continuum Alternative; New Solution Turns iPhone, iPad Into MacBook Replacement

We’ve been hearing about an iPhone being integrated into a laptop dock for a while now, but this solution seems to finally be ready for prime time. First applied by Motorola with its Atrix lapdock and then expanded by the ASUS PadFone, the idea was taken to a new level by the Microsoft Continuum. Now Apple is doing its own variation of the concept. A... 

Next Gen Apple Pencil Gets Detailed Via Patent, Mentioning New Attachment and Recharging Solutions

The Apple Pencil got quite a bit of hype and appreciation when it debuted and the latest patents from Apple seem to propose a follow-up to the accessory, or at least a way to latch it to a slate. We’ve seen a patent for a holder and now a patent for a supposed successor appears. The Apple Pencil debuted with the first iPad Pro in 2015 and now... 

Apple Patent Application Details Apple Pencil Holder for iPads, Hints at Use With iPhone

There’s a new Apple patent in town, one that’s related to the Apple Pencil, but maybe in tandem with an iPhone this time. The document itself focuses on a special holder for the stylus and hints that a future iPhone Plus could get its own such mechanism. Having a holder makes the Pencil easier to carry around. There’s a case involved... 

Apple Gets 48 New Patents, Related to Apple Pencil, iPad Cover Magnets and More

Apple got a whole bundle of patents today, 48 of them, related to a lot of product segments and other goodies, like the Apple Pencil, iPad cover magnets and more. The US Patent and Trademark Office has published those patents, covering the likes of the Apple Pencil, iPad Cover Magnets and even the Apple Watch crown. Since we focus more on tablet’s... 

Apple Patents Dual Display MacBook With Polarized Screen Panels

The list of cool Apple patents continues, today with a dual display MacBook. The idea feels like a Lenovo Yoga Book, only fancier and cooler. Why? Because Apple also added polarized panels here, that can be used even if a person has polarized glasses and the sun hits both screens. Actually Apple patented dual display notebooks back in 2010 or 2011... 

Apple Pencil Patent Details 3D Antenna and Attachment Mechanism for Tablets and More

There’s a fresh Apple Pencil patent in town, one that has to do with the way the accessory is attached to a tablet or other device. The Apple Pencil dates from back in 2015, when it came out with the first iPad Pro and now it seems to be ready for an improvement. Interestingly, there’s no way to properly attach the pen to an aluminum body,... 

Apple Patents Magnetic Array System, That Lets Apple Pencil Attach to an iPad

It’s been a year since the introduction of the iPad Pro and users have been wondering why Apple didn’t invent a way to attach the Apple Pencil magnetically to the iPads… or at least buy an accessory that will help with that. It appears that such gear is coming, as proved by a recent patent. This patent application shows that Apple... 

Next Gen Apple MacBook May Feature SIM Slot or Cellular Tech, According to Fresh Patent

Although Apple didn’t unveil any new MacBook at this week’s iPhone 7 event, it doesn’t mean that some new products of this kind aren’t brewing over at Cupertino. There’s a fresh patent that hints at an Apple MacBook with either a SIM card slot or simply cellular connectivity. The lineup will be unveiled next year, maybe... 

Apple Could Make a Digital Crown Button for the iPad, According to Patent

Some of Apple’s patents are futuristic and innovative, while others are downright strange…. like the digital crown mechanism for the iPad, that’s detailed below. It has recently surfaced via the US Patent and Trademark Office, showing that Jony Ive and co have thought about a digital crown on other iOS devices. The iPad is also on... 

Apple Files Patent for Touch-Sensitive Stylus, That Responds to the Angle You Hold it To and More

Apple filed a few interesting patents this week, having to do with both flexible screens and stylus technology. They also tackled hand detection technology and all of those things related to tablets will be detailed below. The patents were filed by the Cupertino firm and published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, so that’s how we know about... 

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