Apple patent involves an integrated media jukebox/physiologic data handling app

Apple patent involves an integrated media jukebox/physiologic data handling app

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,315,087) for an “integrated media jukebox and physiologic data handling application.” It could offer hints as to how your Mac will interact with your iPhone and other devices when iTunes is broken up into Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV in the upcoming macOS Catalina. The invention especially focuses on exercise tracking features.

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Apple files for patent for linking two iPads together

Apple files for patent for linking two iPads together

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190182972) for a “system with multiple display” that would allow two iPads to be linked together. It involves a magnetic stand configured to rigidly hold a portion of the tablet device in place and to shield the magnetic field from adversely affecting nearby devices susceptible to strong magnetic fields. 

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Apple granted patent for a music user interface

Apple granted patent for a music user interface

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190163329) for a music user interface that hints at upcoming tweaks to its iTunes interface. The company is expected to preview new Music and Podcast apps for macOS at this week’s Worldwide Developer Conference; this could be related, although the patent also involves iOS.

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Apple patent filing hints at foldable iPhone, iPad, and Mac screens

Apple patent filing hints at foldable iPhone, iPad, and Mac screens

Many pundits predict that Apple will debut a foldable iPhone in 2020 or beyond. The tech giant has filed for a patent (number 20190163233) for “electronic devices with cover layers mounted to displays” that hints at not only foldable smartphones — with OLED screens, no less — but laptops and tablets, as well.

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Apple patent filing involves a ‘vehicle viewing system’

Apple patent filing involves a ‘vehicle viewing system’

Let the Apple Car rumors roll on. Apple has filed for a patent (number 10,306,289) for a “vehicle viewing system.” It involves a method that  includes obtaining a video based on images detected with cameras mounted on a vehicle and displaying a portion of the video corresponding to a time offset and a viewing angle.

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