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 […]

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 […]

How to setup and use Family Sharing

Family Sharing is a great new iOS 8 feature which lets you share your iTunes and App store purchases with your entire family, even without sharing the same Apple ID. Also, young children must ask for permission before they are allowed to buy anything, and you’ll receive the request and have to accept or deny from […]

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 […]

iPhone 5c to be discontinued in 2015

In news out of the far east today, Taiwanese tech news website EMS One reports that Apple will discontinue the production of the so-called “low-cost” iPhone 5c in 2015. iPhone 5c production to end? The polycarbonate-backed and colourful iPhone 5c was introduced by Apple in September 2014 (read our launch story) , amidst speculation that Apple would introduce a […]

Wrap around display patent awarded to Apple

On Tuesday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Apple a patent for a device with a wrap around display. Apple may be interested in novel designs for a future iPhone, or it may one day consider the invention for other devices such as the Apple Watch. Wrap around display technology The patent, which was discovered today by Apple Toolbox entitled […]

iPhone 6 demand helps drive Foxconn profits

iPhone 6 drives Foxconn’s Q3 profits Korean news site iNews 24 today reported that Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Foxconn achieved a net profit of 11% in the July to September financial quarter, thanks largely to the runaway success of Apple’s iPhone 6. Foxconn, which is also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd, is a Taiwanese electronics […]

Apple influences Chinese brand Meizu

China is a huge opportunity for Apple China is home to a burgeoning smartphone market, partly due to the rise of the affluent middle classes. It’s also a vitally important market to Apple, as witnessed by the recent introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the 17th of October. In fact, initial sales have […]