Apple to double iPhone and iPad RAM in 2015

Apple may intend to double the RAM found in the iPhone and iPad in next year’s 2015 updates, according to a news report from Taiwanese website EMSOne which itself quoted financial news site Advanced Financial Network (Google Translate). iPhone RAM to increase to 2 GB and iPad RAM to 4 GB Both of Apple’s hit devices have […]

Apple patent application seeks to protect phones from moisture

Apple has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a unique method of channeling moisture with electronic devices through hydrophobic and hydrophilic structures, to limit the damage that can be done to sensitive electronics. The patent application, entitled “Electronic Devices with Moisture Guiding Structures” describes the problems associated with moist environments and […]

Apple awarded patent related to synthetic fingerprint generation

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Apple a patent today for fingerprint sensing and recognition ‘enrolment’, which has already come to market as Touch ID on its mobile devices. The patent entitled “Enrollment using synthetic fingerprint image and fingerprint sensing systems” was discovered today by Apple Toolbox, and forms a continuation of earlier patents […]

Apple job posting hints at Internet search plans

We know that Apple is running a web crawler. Although Apple has been working on search-related businesses (e.g. Siri) for some time, it is highly likely that Apple’s web crawling is related to Spotlight and Safari enhancements in both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. Apple’s recent job posting on Apple’s web site suggests that the company […]

Flappy Bird release date: Not soon

Previously, it was reported that the addictive Flappy Bird game would return to the App Store in August, 2014.  The developer, Dong Nguyen, released the game on Amazon’s Fire TV. As of now, no iOS version is available. We reached out to the developer. Dong Nguyen confirmed to us that he has plans to release the iOS […]

Apple files patent for flexible display

Apple filed a patent today with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a flexible display which deforms when touched. Underneath the display could are a range of sensors and actuators that may temporarily or permanently deform to provide tactile feedback to the user. The patent application entitled “Electronic Devices With Flexible Displays”, was one of […]

3D display patent awarded to Apple

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Apple a patent today for a 3D smartphone display which uses orientation data from one or more onboard sensors to automatically determine and display a perspective projection of the 3D display. The patent entitled “Sensor based display environment” was discovered today by Apple Toolbox, and was […]

Apple patent application for advanced stylus

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today published a patent application by Apple that describes the use of a stylus with portable electronic devices such as an iPad, iPhone and Mac. The invention called “DISPLAY, TOUCH, AND STYLUS SYNCHRONIZATION” which was discovered today by Apple Toolbox, indicates that even though Apple has repeatedly stated […]

Apple patents iPhone drop protection mechanism

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today awarded a unique patent to Apple for a mechanism by which an iPhone can protect sensitive internal components when dropped. The patent, entitled “Protective mechanism for an electronic device” was discovered today by Apple Toolbox, and describes methods by which an electronic device such as an iPhone may selectively […]

Apple files ebook group reading patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday published a patent application by Apple for a method of enhancing ebooks through a unique group reading environment. The patent application, one of twelve discovered today by Apple Toolbox, entitled “DEVICE, METHOD, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR A GROUP READING ENVIRONMENT”, describes a unique method for collaborative group reading, which appears […]