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05.16.13
Apple patent application teams up multiple smartphone flashes for better lighting
05.16.13

Apple patent application teams up multiple smartphone flashes for better lighting

Smartphone camera flashes are notoriously weak compared to dedicated models, but what if you could...

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03.28.13
Apple patent filing describes phone concept with wrap-around AMOLED display
03.28.13

Apple patent filing describes phone concept with wrap-around AMOLED display

Behold, the iPhone 6. Nah, we're only joking -- what you see above is a diagram lifted from an App...

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03.21.13
Apple patent application hints at iPhone that changes orientation mid-fall
03.21.13

Apple patent application hints at iPhone that changes orientation mid-fall

One way to protect a delicate device like a smartphone is to wrap it in layers of shock-absorbing...

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02.28.13
Apple patent application reveals a camera with built-in privacy filter
02.28.13

Apple patent application reveals a camera with built-in privacy filter

It feels a bit strange to report on a webcam privacy shade as if it were a novelty: various produc...

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02.21.13
Apple patent app describes flexible, wearable, watch-like AMOLED device
02.21.13

Apple patent app describes flexible, wearable, watch-like AMOLED device

Apples and oranges watches. Today's bumper pack of patent applications from Cupertino included thi...

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01.24.13
Apple applies for patent on 'smart shoe' sensor
01.24.13

Apple applies for patent on 'smart shoe' sensor

If an Apple patent application is any indication, athletic shoes may start telling us when they...

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01.24.13
Apple applies for shoe-life sensor patent, puts it in hypothetical brogues
01.24.13

Apple applies for shoe-life sensor patent, puts it in hypothetical brogues

Nike's running sensor, a detachable piece of tech that connected to a companion iOS app, is the cl...

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11.01.12
Apple files anti-theft patent that uses accelerometers to detect theft-like movement
11.01.12

Apple files anti-theft patent that uses accelerometers to detect theft-like movement

What kind of movement does a theft entail? Apple's in the process of figuring that out, today fili...

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10.12.12
Apple files patent application for fingerprint sensor that can be transparent or opaque
10.12.12

Apple files patent application for fingerprint sensor that can be transparent or opaque

While Apple has flirted with biometric-based patents before, we've yet to see them implemented in...

By N. Lee,   10.12.12
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