Apple applies for orientation-based audio patent, possibly related to rumoured iPad Pro

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent application from Apple that describes a method of automatically routing audio to different speakers on an electronic device, based upon its orientation. This may be used in the long-rumoured iPad Pro which is said to include additional speakers on the sides of the device. The patent, […]

Apple awarded patent for strengthened glass displays

Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today for methods of improving the strength of glass covers on electronics devices such as the iPhone. Strengthened glass screen The patent describes systems and methods for improving strength of a thin glass cover for an electronic device. In one example, […]

Apple invents a new Home Button which also functions as a Joystick

Apple filed a patent today with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) which describes a unique Home Button invention that can be used either as a regular button or as a gaming joystick. The patent demonstrates that Apple is considering ways to improve on the design of the Home Button to be a more […]

Apple granted patent for display based speakers

Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today for flexible display-based speaker structures that can be used to produce audio from the screens of its iDevices. The patent relates in general to electronic devices, and outlines methods for display-based speaker structures for such devices. How do the display based speakers work? According […]

Apple patent application for 3D Camera and UI for CarPlay and Apple Watch

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent application from Apple that describes important advances to their existing 3D parallax effect taking advantage of 3D cameras. The patent describes a 3D user interface that can be use by a personal computing device (i.e. and iPhone, Mac computer or even an in-car system) that uses a 2D display.   The […]

Apple awarded patent for flexible electronic devices

Apple has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today for flexible electronic devices where all the electronics, not just the screen, are made from flexible materials. Flexible electronics The patent application, entitled “flexible electronic devices” describes a flexible electronic device that comprises a flexible housing, a flexible display, a flexible battery and a printed circuit having at […]

Apple increases prices in Turkey

As of January 2, 2015, the Turkish people will have to pay more for Apple products. Today, Apple Turkey increased prices (by about 10 percent) on Mac, iPhone, and iPod. Apple product prices in Turkey are among the highest in the world. iPhones, iPads and Macs fetch much higher prices in Turkey, compared to elsewhere in the world. […]

Apple awarded patent for method of concealing sensors

Apple has today been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a unique method of concealing external sensors on devices. The invention employs a concealing structure to partially conceal a sensor, light emitter or other component by preventing reflection of external light by an underlying structure. The patent application, entitled “Method and apparatus […]

Apple adds another iPhone 6 manufacturer

Apple is rumoured to add a third manufacturer to produce its popular iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, according to Taiwanese website EMSOne and economic newspaper “Economic Daily”. The website claims that Taiwanese electronics company Wistron Corporation will begin manufacturing the iPhone models in Q1 2015, helping to alleviate the still short supply and strengthen […]