Apple invents a 'Smart Wallet' for iPhone that includes advanced security that notifies a user when a credit card is missing+

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Apple's 2024 Environmental Progress Report states that it has cut its overall Greenhouse Gas Emissions by more than 55% since 2015

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Apple TV+ will launch a Darkly Comedic Drama in July titled "Sunny" that introduces us to the concept of Domestic Robots

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As Promised at WWDC23, AirPlay is now available in select IHG Hotels & Resorts to securely stream Apple TV shows, movies & more

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A Google memo reveals that 28 employees were Terminated after Multi-City Protests against the company's contract with the Israeli Government

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Huawei's new Smartphones to launch on Monday with the industry's first super-concentrating retractable camera, Satellite connectivity+

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Apple Announced on their Singapore Website that they're Investing $250 Million in the expansion of their Campus in Ang Mo Kio

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A new Job Posting in China reveals that Apple could be opening a new Store in Hefei at some time in the future

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While Apple TV+ renews 'For All Mankind' for a 5th Season, its creators are spinning off a new Series called 'Star City' and more

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More than 18 gigawatts of clean electricity now power Apple’s global operations & manufacturing supply chain, more than 3X the amount in 2020

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A new Thriller Series titled "Down Cemetery Road" is coming to Apple TV+ starring Emma Thompson and Ruth Wilson

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Apple has won a Patent that relates to a Future version of Vision Pro that works with a Drone and/or a Robotic Avatar

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Last week, Patently Apple posted a report titled "With Project Titan being Cancelled, Apple's Crystal Ball Points to developing Home Robotics." The report noted that "The robotics work is happening within Apple’s hardware engineering division and its AI and machine-learning group, which is run by John Giannandrea. Matt Costello and Brian Lynch — two executives focused on home products — have overseen the hardware development." While this seems like an odd project for Apple to pursue, a newly granted patent today points to a part of such a project. Apple notes at one point in their patent that the invention relates to "a drone or robotic avatar"  that appears to work with a future version of Vision Pro.

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent that relates to health monitoring and, in particular, to systems, methods, and devices for monitoring the health of a user in a computer-generated reality environment. This is a difficult patent to get your head around and so to better understand Apple's granted patents, it's best to simply dive in to the examples that Apple provides.

In Apple's patent FIG. 4A below we see a CGR environment #400 based on a real environment surveyed by a scene camera of a device at a first time. In various implementations, the scene camera is part of a device that is worn by the user and includes a display that displays the first CGR environment. In various implementations, the device includes more than one scene camera. Thus, in various implementations, the user is physically present in the environment. In various implementations, the scene camera is part of remote device (such as a drone or robotic avatar) that transmits images from the scene camera to a local device that is worn by the user and includes a display that displays the CGR environment.

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At the second time, shown patent FIG. 4B above, the CGR environment #400 includes a reminder window #431 indicating that the user has not taken a scheduled dose of medication. Further, at the second time, the CGR environment includes a glow 432 directing the attention of the user to the medicine bottle 416.

Apple's patent FIG. 4E below illustrates the CGR environment #400 of FIG. 4A at a fifth time. At the fifth time, the CGR environment includes an options window #433 including a yes affordance #434 and a no affordance #435. The options window indicates to the user that the user is intoxicated and presents options for calling a rideshare vehicle (via the yes affordance #434) and dismissing the options window #433 (via the no affordance #435).

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Apple's patent FIG. 4F above illustrates the CGR environment #400 of FIG. 4A. This time, the user's hand (#490) is interacting with the no affordance #435 of the options window #433.

Apple's patent FIG. 4H below presents another example wherein the CGR environment #400 is adjusted to be brighter and/or sharper (e.g., the HMD increases the brightness, sharpness, saturation, and/or contrast of the display). In this example the  CGR environment includes a notification window #436 indicating that the CGR environment 400 has been adjusted and including an OK affordance #437.

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Apple's patent FIG. 4i below illustrates the CGR environment includes a navigation window #438 indicating that the HMD is navigating the user to water and a navigation arrow #439 (pointing out the door #418) indicating a direction for the user to follow to obtain water.

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For full details, review granted patent 11961290. If Apple's robotics  project is for real, then we're bound to see more patents surface over time.

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Today Apple was granted 53 patents covering a Possible new MagSafe Accessory Device for iPhones and iPads, more

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Apple won a Flexible Display patent for future Foldable Devices that includes a new Spring Layer concept to alleviate stresses in the fold

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Google is likely to reveal details of their upcoming Android XR Platform that will Power Samsung's XR Headset at this year's Google IO

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Apple in advanced talks with a Tata Group Company to assemble and possibly manufacture sub-components for iPhone camera modules

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Apple TV+ has Announced an Explosive 3-Part Documentary Series titled "Hollywood Con Queen' that's coming in May

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Apple's CEO is on Tour in Vietnam Today meeting with Application Developers and committing to strengthen its ties to the country

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Apple won a series of design patents in Europe for a charging station, Apple Pencil, mounting units for audiovisual devices & EyeSight

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While Apple looks to surgeries as a key avenue for Vision Pro, the 1st-ever AR abdominal surgery was performed using a Meta Quest headset

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The Humane AI Pin developed by ex-Apple industrial designers was Utterly Annihilated in a new product review

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Huawei is planning to deliver a 3nm chip for smartphones with their new extensive chip equipment R&D center in Shanghai

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Apple Seeks to replace Glass Lenses in Future iPhone Cameras with next-gen Plastic Lenses that have already passed customer testing

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Apple TV+ has renewed 'Monarch: Legacy of Monsters' for a Second Season while planning Multiple Spin-off Series

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New 2024 MacBooks will be powered by Apple's next-gen M4 Processors highlighting AI while new Desktops will be updated throughout 2025

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