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  • Apple Reveals a Multi-Step Process to Strengthen Sapphire Glass in a New European Patent Filing

    22 August 2014, 4:20 pm by: Jack Purcher

    Yesterday an Apple patent filing published in Europe revealed a new multi-step process that will strengthen sapphire for future Apple devices and parts like the cover glass found in the iPhone's Home Button that protects the fingerprint scanner from scratches…
  • After Retooling, Apple's iPhone 6 Production is Flying as Apple Suppliers Manufactured Parts for 100…

    22 August 2014, 10:25 am by: Jack Purcher

    It was just last week that we reported that Apple's iPhone 6 was now in the Product Validation Test stage prior to mass production. A reader commented on that aspect of the report by saying "…given the rumors of a September 9 unveiling, isn't it a bit late…
  • Apple Introduces Sensor-Assisted Location Technology that will combat the Problems associated with…

    21 August 2014, 1:04 pm by: Jack Purcher

    Earlier today we posted a report titled "Apple Advances Automatic Vehicle Location Services for Parking." It was one of three new location based patent filings revealed today by the US Patent Office. In a third filing today titled "Sensor-Assisted Location…
  • Apple Invents an Intelligent Home Screen for iOS

    21 August 2014, 10:49 am by: Jack Purcher

    On August 21, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals the addition of a new intelligent dimension to a future iOS Home Screen.
  • Apple's Second Reversible USB Connector Invention Surfaces

    21 August 2014, 9:12 am by: Jack Purcher

    In late July we posted a report titled "Apple Invents a Reversible USB Connector." Shortly thereafter a rumor of Apple preparing to launch this connector in connection with the upcoming iPhone 6 surfaced and a second rumor came to light this past Monday. I…
  • Apple Advances Automatic Vehicle Location Services for Parking

    21 August 2014, 8:25 am by: Jack Purcher

    Apple's intent to create a parking app for future iDevices began to surface with a pair of inventions (one, two) that we reported on back in 2013. Since that time there have been two follow-up patents in 2014 including this one and an important second one that…
  • Apple invents a 3D Feature for Future iPhone Camera

    21 August 2014, 6:08 am by: Jack Purcher

    In 2012 we posted a patent report titled "Apple Invents a Killer 3D Imaging Camera for iOS Devices" which was way ahead of Google's Project Tango. Interestingly Project Tango is shone to be using Apple's new technology acquired from PrimeSense. Today the US…
  • Will Apple Address the Growing Trend Towards Hybrid Devices?

    20 August 2014, 8:47 pm by: Jack Purcher

    In June we reported that Apple's iPhone 5S was the number one smartphone in the world as reported by research firm Counterpoint. That particular report further noted that 3 out of the top smartphones were in the phablet category which marked a 40% increase in…
  • Apple's "OS X Mavericks" is now a Registered Trademark & More

    20 August 2014, 11:58 am by: Jack Purcher

    With Apple's next generation OS X Yosemite due to arrive this fall, the US Patent & Trademark Office has published Apple's "OS X Mavericks" as a Registered Trademark (RTM) today under registration number 4,590,319. As the saying goes, "it's better late than…
  • Parallels Brings OS X Yosemite Coolness to Windows

    20 August 2014, 10:44 am by: Jack Purcher

    The next generation Parallels has just been launched. The Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac and Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Enterprise Edition upgrades are available today and the packaged software version will debut worldwide on August 29. Parallel notes in their…
  • Apple was Granted 48 Patents Today Covering Percussion Gestures, Surround Sound for the MacBook Pro…

    19 August 2014, 10:15 am by: Jack Purcher

    The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's patent wins for percussion gestures for GarageBand and Surround Sound for the MacBook Pro.…
  • Apple Granted a Patent for a Curved Touch Display that Could Support a Future Fitness Band or iWatch

    19 August 2014, 8:16 am by: Jack Purcher

    The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's patent for making a curved touched display. The most likely use for such a display could be in the…
  • Apple Granted a Major Patent for a Multimode Fingerprint Scanner Supporting Financial Transactions

    19 August 2014, 7:00 am by: Jack Purcher

    The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a major invention relating to a multimode fingerprint scanner. The first scanner is noted as being a…
  • Israeli News Sites are Celebrating Apple's New VP of Hardware Technologies from Haifa

    17 August 2014, 11:04 am by: Jack Purcher

    When Apple updated their leadership page lately it was revealed that Israeli-Arab Johny Srouji, a former Haifa resident, hailed from Israel’s Institute of Technology called the Technion, was appointed to VP of Hardware technologies.
  • Apple Supplier found in Violation of Apple's Worker Guidelines

    16 August 2014, 12:41 pm by: Jack Purcher

    In a report that was published late yesterday it was noted that Apple has been working with supplier Quanta over the past year to improve working conditions after a 2013 audit, published on Friday, uncovered a profusion of violations, including excessive…
  • Apple and Google Headed for an Indoor Location Services War

    16 August 2014, 11:16 am by: Jack Purcher

    In 2011 we posted a report titled "Apple working on a Sophisticated Infrared System for iOS Cameras." In that report we pointed to Apple's patent application providing a specific example regarding infrared technology's use in a museum scenario The museum would…
  • Will Apple Challenge Intel's Next-Generation Earbuds with Built-In Biometrics Later this Fall?

    15 August 2014, 12:26 pm by: Jack Purcher

    .... in January 2014 Intel made an announcement mirroring Apple's patent pending invention at CES. According to Intel, they had invented earbuds with a heart rate monitor that accepted verbal instructions via a digital assistant that they called "Jarvis."…
  • Apple's iDevice Orders are so massive that it's Altering TSMC's Entire Chip Business Scheduling

    15 August 2014, 10:00 am by: Jack Purcher

    There have been wild rumors over the last few months with claims that Apple has put in iPhone orders in the range of 70-120 million units. Yet today's new revelation would almost confirm that Apple has record breaking orders in for chips with TSMC. According…
  • Apple Adapts to Post-Snowden World by Storing Data Locally in Mainland China

    15 August 2014, 9:18 am by: Jack Purcher

    According to several sources, Apple's decision to begin storing some of its users’ data on mainland China underscores how technology companies are adapting to digital nationalism in a post-Snowden world.
  • The Rumor Mill spins a new Tale that the iPhone 6 may use the new Reversible USB Cable Standard

    15 August 2014, 8:04 am by: Jack Purcher

    Rumors are spun everyday over supposed Apple parts for the iPhone 6 to keep the rumor mill well oiled. Today a new rumor has sprung from the minds of the good folks over at NowhereElse.fr. Their latest rumor-report is trying to put a square peg into a round…
  • Sprint Sees Apple as a Crucial Part of their Reinvention

    14 August 2014, 6:39 pm by: Jack Purcher

    According to The Street, Sprint may soon aggressively cut its wireless prices under new Marcelo Claure, according to analysts who have met with the telecom’s incoming CEO. Claure could time Sprint’s price cuts with Apple's rollout of the iPhone 6...
  • IDC's New Smartphone Report illustrates that the iPhone still dominates the Higher-End of the Market…

    14 August 2014, 2:19 pm by: Jack Purcher

    According to a new IDC report, the worldwide smartphone market reached a new milestone in the second quarter of 2014, moving past the 300 million unit mark for the first time in its history. Vendors shipped a total of 301.3 million smartphones worldwide in…
  • Apple Invents In-Cell for OLED Displays & Touch ID for iPad

    14 August 2014, 12:45 pm by: Jack Purcher

    Apple was granted a patent this week for their In-Cell or "Integrated Touch" display technology. Today, the US Patent and Trademark Office published Apple's patent application for their latest technology regarding "In-Cell for LED" or OLED/AMOLED displays. In…
  • University Students Get a Deal if they buy a Mac before Sept. 9

    14 August 2014, 10:46 am by: Jack Purcher

    In a new email promotion, Apple is now offering students who buy a Mac before September 9 will get a ...
  • Apple Reveals a New Audio System Designed for thin Devices which Could Mean the iPhone 6

    14 August 2014, 9:54 am by: Jack Purcher

    On August 14, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "Long-Throw Acoustic Transducer." Apple's invention generally relates to the field of audio speakers that use a moving magnetic piston as the sound producing…
  • Apple Shareholder Files Class Action against Members of Apple's Board and the Estate of Steve Jobs

    14 August 2014, 8:18 am by: Jack Purcher

    Revelations have surfaced in a court filing that the estate of Apple founder Steve Jobs is being sued by one of the company's shareholders. The class action lawsuit claims that Apple misled investors and damaged the value of the company by striking a…
  • Apple Reveals their New Fraud Detection Identity System

    14 August 2014, 7:21 am by: Jack Purcher

    An Internet-facing identity management system is vulnerable to a variety of attacks, including account take over, fraudulent activities, creation of fraudulent accounts and denial of service attacks. As hackers and fraudsters are getting better and more…
  • Apple Reveals Advancing Magic Mouse with Force Sensing

    14 August 2014, 5:48 am by: Jack Purcher

    Apple introduced a vision for a future version of their Magic Mouse back in 2010 that was the most descriptive patent filing on this subject matter. It described and illustrated how the next generation Magic Mouse would be able to sense a plurality of forces…
  • Pegatron Snags up to 50% of Apple's 4.7 inch iPhone 6 Orders

    14 August 2014, 4:13 am by: Jack Purcher

    On Monday we reported that Taiwan's Pegatron expected revenue from assembling communication devices such as Apple's next-generation smartphone to rise sharply in the third quarter. More specifically, the report noted that Pegatron stated that projected revenue…
  • Google Reveals a Future "Glass" Component System in Patent

    13 August 2014, 9:09 pm by: Jack Purcher

    Last week the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Google that reveals a possible future component system for their wearable computer known as "Glass." The system shows that users may one day soon be able to attach "Glass"…

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