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Will your next iPhone repair itself while you sleep?
Apple's applied for a patent that would allow your iPhone to perform self-maintenance and repair while you're otherwise occupied.
| January 11
AppAdvice Daily: Apple News, Apple Rumors And One Must Have App Download
The Apple iTunes Festival has been announced, an Apple patent filing from 2008 is making headlines, and a must have charitable app.
| February 19
Apple Is Working On A Unique Solution To iOS Device Battery Woes
Future iOS devices could control battery life based on usage patterns.
Bryan M. Wolfe
| July 25
Apple Wants To Make Being Placed On Hold Somewhat Enjoyable
The latest patent awarded to Apple is unveiled.
Bryan M. Wolfe
| July 23
Apple Patent Describes A Device Clip With A Removable Glass Touchpad
Along with iOS devices, the application says the clip could be attached to a camera, MacBook, game player, and even most interestingly a “convertible notebook.”
| January 17
New Patent Suggests Apple Might Incorporate Facial Recognition Software Into The iOS
A recently filed patent application suggests that future iOS devices and MacBooks might be able to recognize their owner, and respond accordingly. Though many Apple patents amount to nothing, this new patent (which builds upon two previous applications) describes a kind of facial recognition that sounds workable, useful and altogether possible.
| January 1
Apple Developing App That Allows Users To Scan Documents With iPhone's Camera?
Yesterday, HP announced a new mobile application that promises to allow users to "print, copy and scan interactively from a mobile device." Now, an Apple source has apparently told 9to5Mac that the Cupertino, CA company is working on a similar scanning app, which uses an iOS device's camera to scan documents.
| September 13
Apple Exploring New Ways To Charge iDevices With Coils
Apple wants to bring the inductive coil back from your physics class... to charge your iDevice.
| August 4
Apple Could Soon Make It Easier For All Of Us To Be Citizen Journalists
Casual reporting, like amateur blogging, is becoming very popular thanks to the Internet. Now, a new patent suggests Apple is about to make the job of an iReporter much easier, according to Patently Apple.
Bryan M. Wolfe
| July 13
Latest Apple Patent Concerns The Invisible, Should Maybe Stay That Way
Apple's newest patent could be a serious hurdle for social media addicts everywhere.
A.T. Faust III
| June 3
More iCloud News: Recently Uncovered Apple Patent & Job Listing Hits The Web
Today, more news on Apple's upcoming cloud based service - which many are calling "iCloud" - hit the Web.
| May 19
Patent Watch: Apple Wants To Make The iPod Touch Even Thinner
Most of us probably thought the depth of Apple's iPod touch was limited by the audio socket it has to house. Unbelievably, Apple has outlined three ways it can get around this limitation in several patent applications.
| March 12
Apple Patents "Dynamically Generated Ring Tones" For Your Friends And Family
Imagine, if you will, receiving a phone call from your mother and your iPhone automatically cuts together different video clips associated with her particular call. It would then sync them to a separate audio track and create a unique video theme around her. Sounds cool, eh?
| March 10
New "Smart Bezel" Patent Emerges, Forecasts Future Of iPad
It's always nice to see patents published by Apple indicating possible new features of future Apple products. On February 17, 2011, an Apple patent was published revealing a new "smart bezel" feature. What is a "smart bezel?"
| February 18
Apple Granted Patent For iDevice Which Recognizes Users' Hands
Wouldn't it be cool if your iPad could recognize exactly who was holding it? According to a recently granted Apple patent, this could become a reality very soon. Obviously, patents come and go, and sometimes we never hear of an idea or concept ever again. However, it would be very cool if this particular patent came into being soon. Read on to find out more...
| September 26