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A Secretive Apple Patent Filing discovered in Europe today relates to Plural Haptics Output

Saturday October 21st, 2017 09:57:18 PM Jack Purcher

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to design, procedures and graphical user interfaces for haptic mixing. Apple is being secretive about this invention as their European filing provides no patent figures or any related documents detailing the invention which is customary.

The Original and Detailed 'Beddit' Biometrics Patent, now under Apple's name, was Discovered in Europe Today

Saturday October 21st, 2017 08:46:56 PM Jack Purcher

On May 8th Beddit made it official that Apple had acquired them as noted in the video below. At the moment the company is still operating and maintaining its own web site that explains the product in more detail here. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman tweeted in late August that "Tech support for Beddit sleep trackers is now handled via Apple Support."...

Apple Files for the 'Apple Music UP NEXT' Trademark just as Spotify announces its Copycat Feature called 'RISE'

Saturday October 21st, 2017 11:56:23 AM Jack Purcher

Apple filed two figurative trademark applications this week for "Apple Music UP NEXT" as noted in our cover graphic. Apple introduced the new feature back in April which is designed to promote music's next generation of artists on Apple Music.

Ten Great Photos of the New Apple Michigan Avenue Store Opening in Chicago with Tim Cook and Angela Ahrendts

Saturday October 21st, 2017 09:35:09 AM Jack Purcher

It's Finally here. Apple Michigan Avenue opened Friday night to thousands of customers who came to see Apple’s most ambitious store to date. Crowds gathered on Pioneer Court, the Riverwalk and along the Chicago River to experience the opening. Believe it or not, this is Apple 497th store, up from 27 in 2001.

Apple Issues a Cellular Update Allowing iPhones in Puerto Rico to connect to Google's Internet Service Balloons

Saturday October 21st, 2017 12:32:01 AM Jack Purcher

It was reported on October 9th that Google's parent company Alphabet would soon be sending Internet Balloons to restore cell service in Puerto Rico. Alphabet's Project Loon received an experimental license to provide emergency service. The urgency in Puerto Rico really allows Alphabet's project to shine and prove itself viable. Today we're also learning that Apple will update iPhones with an unused band that will work with Google's internet balloons.

Former Amazon Head of International Productions is moving to Apple to Develop Big Ticket Shows

Friday October 20th, 2017 11:30:39 PM Jack Purcher

Amazon Studios alum Morgan Wandell has been tapped to lead international development for Apple Video. Wandell built a career in US network television with series like ABC’s Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, Ghost Whisperer and CBS’s Criminal Minds before going to Amazon. At Apple, Wandell will be tasked with developing big-ticket productions that can

State Farm Fire and Casualty is Suing Apple for a Defective MacBook that Caused a Home Fire

Friday October 20th, 2017 05:32:15 PM Jack Purcher

The State Farm Fire and Casualty Company is suing Apple. The company is acting as Subrogee of Andrew J. Heron and Deborah Heron who, according to the lawsuit, experienced a major fire in their home due to a MacBook with a defective battery.

Japan's Emonster who was granted a U.S. Registered Trademark Certificate for Animoji back in 2015 is now Suing Apple

Friday October 20th, 2017 03:58:28 PM Jack Purcher

Japan's Emonster and Enrique Bonasea have collectively sued Apple for trademark infringement over Animoji. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) clearly presents 'Animoji' as a trademark owned by EMONSTER ...

Apple Fine-Tunes an Augmented Reality Invention with the Assistance of an Ex-Intel RealSense Engineer

Friday October 20th, 2017 01:52:17 PM Jack Purcher

Last week Patently Apple posted a patent application report titled "Apple Invents a 360° Head-Mounted Display System that Relates to Post-Production of VR Applications." Apple's invention related to monoscopic, stereoscopic, 180 degree (hemisphere) or 360 degree (full sphere) photography and post-production for distribution to dome, mobile or head-mounted display virtual reality applications. Yesterday another AR patent came to light that was an extension to one that was granted a patent this summer. One of the engineers on this invention worked for several years at Intel as a lead engineer on their RealSense team.

U.S. Senators Send Apple's CEO a Letter Requesting Answers to 10 Questions on why Apple banned VPN apps in China

Friday October 20th, 2017 12:25:52 PM Jack Purcher

In August Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's CEO Directly clarified why some VPN Apps were removed from the App Store in China " Today we learn that two U.S. Senators have sent a formal letter to Apple's CEO wanting answers to 10 specific questions as to why Apple banned some VPN apps from their Apple Store in China. The senators expressed their view that Apple may be assisting China's censorship and surveillance of the Internet.

Apple's CEO didn't push back when France's President Read him the Riot Act on Taxes, and here's why

Friday October 20th, 2017 10:49:49 AM Jack Purcher

Earlier this month Patently Apple posted a report titled "Tim Cook's meeting with French President Macron was relatively brief and to the Point about future Taxes." The report noted that French officials had stated that Apple's CEO Tim Cook didn't push back against calls by the French president and European allies to change rules in the region to get technology giants to pay more taxes. Today a new report has surfaced that may explain why Cook stayed quite while French President Macron read him the riot act on taxes.

Apple invents a new Six Lens Imaging Camera System Designed to Eliminate the Flare Phenomenon

Thursday October 19th, 2017 09:50:08 PM Jack Purcher

Looking at different Apple forums on iPhone cameras having problems with photo flaring today, it appears that some have experienced this problem. A number of Apple customers described a blue flare and yellow tint while others experienced the 'green dot' problem. As noted in a photo below from that same Apple forum, a customers states that "Festival of lights in...

Apple's new Michigan Avenue Store Opens Tomorrow and Great New Photos Surface that Gives us a Peak at this Wonder

Thursday October 19th, 2017 06:58:50 PM Jack Purcher

Patently Apple has been closely following the developments with Apple's new Michigan Avenue store that opens tomorrow with a photo of the new building in the evening, from their patent of the building and the news that a realtor has already purchased the store and accompanying tower before opening day and Apple acknowledging the music culture of Chicago. Today Apple published a number of fantastic photos of the store from a number of angles that are must-sees.

A Hysterical South Korean Tech report is already demanding that their Government force Apple to Recall the iPhone 8

Thursday October 19th, 2017 05:21:31 PM Jack Purcher

On October 05, 2016 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Southwest Airlines Flight Evacuated due to a Replacement Samsung Note 7 Catching on Fire." It was likely to straw that broke the camel's back that forced Samsung to formalize a full worldwide recall of their Note 7. The South Korean press went ballistic calling the U.S. recall of the Note 7 a protectionist move to protect Apple. Now the Korean tech press is out for blood and want the government to investigate the iPhone 8 battery bloating problem and force a recall.

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