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A new Apple Invention Declares War on Crumby Keyboards

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to structures that prevent ingress of contaminants such as crumbs or liquid into keyboards. Liquid ingress around the keys into the keyboard can damage electronics.
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Today in Apple history: iPhone is crowned 2007’s ‘invention of the year’

November 1, 2007: Six months after it was first shown off by Steve Jobs, the iPhone becomes Time magazine’s “best invention of the year.” The iPhone stands out from the rest of 2007’s gadget pack, which includes the Nikon Coolpix S51c digital …
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Apple invention details AR mapping system for iPhone, head-mounted displays

An Apple invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details a method of overlaying interactive digital information onto real-world environments displayed on a portable device screen, specifically data regarding navigation …
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Apple invention appears to detail HomePod’s adaptive acoustics

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application seemingly related to the company’s upcoming HomePod speaker. In particular, the invention covers a method of equalizing and optimizing loudspeaker output through the use …
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Apple invention uses RFID tags, Apple Watch to track food nutrition

As Apple wades further into health industry waters with products like Apple Watch, the company on Tuesday was granted a patent for technology that would allow food vendors to embed nutritional information in device-readable RFID tags. The solution presents …
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