Many iPhone fans already feel their device is out of this world, but a new pending patent from Apple seems to suggest that Apple is about to take that literally–by using solar power. Indeed, a patent application has been submitted which covers a panel that is not only a touch-screen,
“Cheaper iPhones are on the way!” is the shout that many websites whose authors claim to be in the know are raising. But is a less expensive iPhone really on the way? A patent that was recently awarded to Apple may point in that direction.
Hot on the heels of a patent victory for Apple, in the form of ownership of the design of the device, comes news of yet another Apple patent, and this one may have lifted the curtain– if only a tiny bit– on the inevitable iPhone 6. On Tuesday, the U.S.
Many iPhone fans remember the day that Jobs unveiled the iPhone at the Macworld Conference & Expo in 2007. It was at that event that he made the first public phone call on the iPhone, and that call went to Ive. Since then, the iPhone has become a pop culture
Well, here is another story for the books to add about Google's conundrum with Apple. Speaking with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher of AllThingsD, Google chairman Eric Schmidt was pressed to answer questions regarding Apple's mapping technology. Schmidt used the forum to reveal the future (or lack of?), that the two technology powerhouses are heading towards.
Here's a curious bit of information that will likely leave you in a daze: a judge based in the United Kingdom has declared that Apple must advertise on its website that Samsung did not in fact copy the iPad when said company released its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.
In a move that seems to be one mainly out of greed like 95% of the other cases where Apple has been sued, a Chinese developer is claiming that the Siri voice assistant infringes on a patent that had been filed in 2004. Perhaps it may be fine for the Shanghai developer to believe that Siri takes after its ambiguous patent, however the developer crosses a line of their own by releasing an update to the product that they claim Siri copied, with the company effectively copying the look and feel of Apple's Siri implementation.
If Apple's recently-filed patent has its way, then we may be going completely wireless in the near future. An inductive charging dock is depicted in the filing, which only requires a device to be placed inside of it for it to begin charging. In turn, eliminating the need for grabbing a cable while makes charging possible even when returning home after a drunken texting spree. (Disclaimer: iPhone Alley does not condone drinking and texting, however we do condone better-than-modern-sitcom humor...)
In another patent application that was filed by Apple on Thursday, it appears that the Cupertino-based company, if not actually gearing up to incorporate into the device, is researching interchangeable camera lenses for its flagship handset, the iPhone.
Samsung and Apple have been battling it out in court for months now over the constant back and forth litigation and accusations on behalf of both major smartphone companies. Sparked by Apple claiming Samsung's line of galaxy tablets and smartphones blatantly copied the design of its iPhone and iPad, the battle has reached over 50 countries and has undoubtedly cost the Taiwan-based company (Samsung) billions of dollars in losses. Further, it has disrupted the otherwise steady relationship between the two companies built strongly by Samsung being the largest provider of components for Apple's iOS devices. Despite these obvious downsides to these battles, one unnamed executive deep within Samsung's chain claims the legal battle "is worth it" for the increase of brand awareness the battle has caused.