Apple looks into finger-mounted devices with charging, storage systems

Apple looks into finger-mounted devices with charging, storage systems

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190310706) for “electronic finger devices with charging and storage systems.” Apparently, such gadgets could be used with the rumored “Apple Glasses,” an augmented reality, head-mounted display that Apple is almost certainly working on. The finger devices could also be used with Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watches, and AirPods.

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Apple patent involves using your personal data for personalized video games

Apple patent involves using your personal data for personalized video games

Here’s an interesting feature that could come to Apple Arcade, Apple’s streaming game service. The tech giant has been granted a patent (number 10,427,050) for a “personal items network” that would store personal data about a user and apply it to video games.

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Say it ain’t so: Apple patent is for an even thinner keyboard

Say it ain’t so: Apple patent is for an even thinner keyboard

With the hubbub and lawsuits over alleged failures in Apple’s butterfly keyboard on various Mac laptops, you’d think Apple might maker thicker keyboards for its laptops. However, the company has been granted a patent (number 10,424,446) for “keyboard assemblies having reduced thickness” and a method of making them.

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Apple patent involves improved lighting in AR/VR scenes

Apple patent involves improved lighting in AR/VR scenes

Apple has been granted a patent (10,417,824) for a “method and system for representing a virtual object in a view of a real environment.” It applies to the company’s augmented reality work on iOS devices and could apply to the rumored “Apple Glasses,” an augmented readily/virtual reality headset expected to debut in 2020 or 2021.

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Apple looks into a method for simultaneously streaming different versions of a movie or TV show

Apple looks into a method for simultaneously streaming different versions of a movie or TV show

Apple has filed for a patent (number 2019029348) for “simultaneous playback for multiple audience members with different visual and audio needs.” It would, apparently, take advantage of its TV app to stream different versions of the same movie, TV show, or video to folks with different needs/wants.

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