New Apple Patent Reveals Textile Material That Could Double as Display and Connector

Apple flooded the USPTO with no less than 200 patent applications this week, but one of them particularly had us interested. I’m talking about the one related to fabric displays, that could be used as belts for the Apple Watch. And that’s only the beginning. The documents cover a fabric made of magnetic or conducting fibers, that is also... 

Tim Cook Claims Apple Isn’t Making a MacBook and iPad Hybrid, In Spite of Recent Patent

Recently Tim Cook has been pretty vocal about various tablets and laptops. He called the Surface Book a device that “tries too hard to do too much” and when the iPad Pro came out, he said that it would replace laptops. Then today the same Apple CEO goes out and says that the Cupertino giant is not making a hybrid. Why do we care? Because... 

Apple Gets Patent for Hybrid Notebook With Detachable Display and Magic Keyboard With 3D Touch; Future Surface Book Rival?

Apple is on a bit of a patent roll these days, getting dozens of patents for important technologies and products and today we’ve uncovered a pretty big one. It has to do with a hybrid notebook, that has a detachable display, in the vein of the Microsoft Surface Book. This makes it seem that Apple is preparing a rival for the Surface Book, that... 

Apple Patents Continuously Handwriting Input Technique, Magnetically Connected Headphones

A bunch of Apple patent filings published this week reveal a few interesting products and accessories that the Cupertino giant has been working on. For example they’ve been developing an intuitive continuous handwriting recognition system, as well as earphones that snap together magnetically. The Apple Continuous Handwriting UI patent is published... 

Apple Gets Patent for Smart Packaging, That Allows You to Setup Your iDevice While Still Packaged

Well here’s an interesting piece of innovation: Apple just reinvented packaging for tech products, by getting a patent for smart packaging that’s able to set up a new device will still packaged. The patent was awarded by the USPTO on March 26th and covers this interesting approach. Basically, the smart packaging can assist the user in performing... 

Apple Gets Patent for “Cooperative Magnetic Attachment Systems”, That Could Stick Together iPad Pros

While we’re still waiting for the iPad Pro to come to life a new patent proposes the idea to stick two iPads together. Apple got a brand new patent this week that refers to an advanced magnetic attachment unit, that sticks two devices together, in this case two tablets. The documents refer to a system, method and apparatus for forming a cooperative... 

New Apple Patent Details Mobile App Data Sharing, Project Collaboration Via FaceTime

Apple has a very interesting patent granted today, one that covers a method through which two coworkers can cooperate at a distance using FaceTime layered on top or in the background of productivity apps. There’s also the ability to view each other’s screens during the FaceTime call. The patent granted by the USPTO refers to “interactive... 

Apple Looking Into New Smart Cover, With Smarter Features and New Gesture Controls for iPad

The future iPads may ditch the few physical buttons they do have, with Apple looking into new ways of interacting with the devices. Their patents have explored pressure input, holograms and gestures, but today we analyze a new Smart Cover. They want to allow quick access to the slate’s controls based on the position of the iPads’ Smart... 

Apple Gets New Patent for an iPen That Works on Paper, Too

The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of the 35 patents that were granted to Apple on the last working day this year. One of them was the most interesting, having to do with digital pen input. This pen invention allows the user to write on paper and have his notes transferred to an iDevice like an iPhone or iPad. The Apple... 

Apple Files Yet Another Stylus Patent, Reaching No Less Than 32 in Total

Apple is getting busy on the stylus market somehow, in spite of Steve Jobs having previously said that nobody wants a stylus, as you probably know. well, Apple filed this year’s 10th stylus patent last week and now they’ve reached no less than 32 of them in total. Back in 2007 Steve Jobs said the famous quote “nobody wants a stylus”... 

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