Apple’s Next Gen iPod nano to have a 1.3MP camera?

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Last year in April according to the rumor mill Apple was planning to release a new iPod Nano with a 1.3 MP camera, however, this rumor failed to come to fruition after Apple released the same 6th generation design in September 2011, updating the software and lowering the pricing on the 8 GB and 16 GB models. On Wednesday, new … Read More

Kaled AliApple’s Next Gen iPod nano to have a 1.3MP camera?

Future iOS Connector to Support DisplayPort, USB 3.0 and more?

USB 3.0 Connector

Here is some potentially exciting news for connectivity geeks, via Patently Apple. Apple has applied for, and been granted a patent on an all new slimline connector which is not only possibly for iOS devices but also for future Macs. Whilst DisplayPort and USB 3.0 seem to be the main focus here, it seems likely that perhaps Thunderbolt (Intel’s “Light … Read More

Stephen NorthcottFuture iOS Connector to Support DisplayPort, USB 3.0 and more?

Kodak Digital Camera Patent Suit Against Apple Inc. (AAPL) Collapses

Eastman Kodak, one of the grandaddies of photography, has lost key parts of its case against Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and other mobile device manufacturers where it claimed that their use of an image preview feature in the included digital camera functionality of those devices infringed its own patents. Judge Paul Luckern the overseeing judge for the US International Trade Commission (ITC) … Read More

Stephen NorthcottKodak Digital Camera Patent Suit Against Apple Inc. (AAPL) Collapses

Apple’s Patent Suggests App Recommendation Coming to iOS

App Recommendation Apple Patent

Something I always said about Ping was that the idea was a good one, but it needed to support apps as well as music. Looks like someone at Apple has been listening if this latest patent filing is to be believed. Thumbing through the documentation over at Patently Apple, it appears that Apple is looking into ways to make the … Read More

Oliver HaslamApple’s Patent Suggests App Recommendation Coming to iOS

HyperMac to Cease Sale of Apple MagSafe Patented Cables

HyperMac Apple MagSafe iPhone

If you were thinking of getting hold of a MagSafe compatible external battery pack for your Macintosh laptop and/or iPhone or iPod, then now is the time to do so. HyperMac had this to say on their website on Monday : If you wish to get the world’s ONLY external battery and car charger solution that works with ALL MacBook, … Read More

Stephen NorthcottHyperMac to Cease Sale of Apple MagSafe Patented Cables

Apple Appeals $625.5 Million Ruling for Cover Flow Patent Infringement

Cover Flow is a ‘virtual shelf’ for iTunes on the Mac and the iPod for iOS, and it displays albums by their cover art or their preview image. Apple has also used the display system in other areas of their OS X operating system, but a court ruling has demanded that the Cupertino-based company must pay $625.5 million in damages … Read More

Killian BellApple Appeals $625.5 Million Ruling for Cover Flow Patent Infringement

Apple Patent For Locking “Unauthorised Users” Out of Devices

Apple has filed a patent for methodology which allows iOS devices to be deactivate themselves, limit services, or completely wipe their storage based on set criteria. One of those criteria is loosely termed “hacking”. Which some take to mean jailbreak. Other impressive sounding options in Apple’s patent is the ability for an iOS device to recognise users by image recognition or … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Patent For Locking “Unauthorised Users” Out of Devices

Solar Powered iPods, iPhones and iPads coming from Apple?

Solar Cell iPhone iPad iPod

This is an intriguing and exciting Patent from Apple. And in my opinion one of the things that makes Apple special. Solar powered mobile devices have been a bit of a dud in the tech world to date. So much so that even low cost portable devices in Africa tend to be powered by hand wound chargers rather than solar … Read More

Stephen NorthcottSolar Powered iPods, iPhones and iPads coming from Apple?

Apple’s iPhone set to become your Mobile ‘Shopping’ Assistant

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This is an interesting Patent Application from Apple. And it seems to have some relevance to Apple’s new iAd mobile advertising network. In simple terms the Patent describes the way an RFID reader built into the iPhone can be used to scan items in a store, and then check on the internet for more information on said item. Verbiage in … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple’s iPhone set to become your Mobile ‘Shopping’ Assistant

Apple Patents Facebook Integration Into iPhone OS

Social Workflow Patent

Last week we reported on rumors which suggested that Apple is working on integrating facebook into iPhone OS. Today Patently Apple is reporting that Apple had filed a patent in September 2008 (approved in April 2010) which integrates social networks natively into the iPhone OS to perform basic social workflows such as adding a contact. Facebook is undoubtedly one of the most popular … Read More

RavinApple Patents Facebook Integration Into iPhone OS

Apple Patent Suit against Kodak. ITC to Investigate

In a move reminiscent of HTC’s recent patent counter-suit against Apple (AAPL), Apple itself is fighting back against a patent claim made against them by Kodak, by filing it’s own counter-suit. This is also a similar strategy to the one that Apple employed when sued by Nokia for allegedly infringing the Finnish company’s mobile handset patents. Apple was originally hit … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Patent Suit against Kodak. ITC to Investigate

More details about Apple’s ‘iWallet’ plans emerge

We reported last month about some of Apple’s (AAPL) plans to turn the iPhone into your day to day device for financial transactions. In effect making it an “iWallet”. We also theorised that their purchase of Siri would allow them to integrate purchases into a new kind of search engine as part of the iPhones OS. Plans and Patents that Apple … Read More

Stephen NorthcottMore details about Apple’s ‘iWallet’ plans emerge