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Apple advances their Mystery 2-inch chameleon Handheld Device that takes voice commands, accepts touch input & Gestures +

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Apple invents Finger Devices with Haptics to assist users feel 3D objects & provide realistic touch when working with virtual keyboards+

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An Apple patent describes a possible future MacBook that integrates an Apple Pencil with a display that illuminates F-Key functionality

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Apple has filed a Patent describing a Unique 3-Tier Display System for Future Smartglasses

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An Apple Patent delves into the use of Vision Pro's Lenticular Display for Vision Pro and claims that the 3D display effect could come to Macs+

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In September 2023, Patently Apple posted a granted patent report that covered Apple Vision's Lenticular Display and more. This feature came to life with Vision Pro's 'EyeSight' feature. During the WWDC23 keynote, Mike Rockwell, VP, Technology Development Group, stated at one point that "EyeSight utilizes a unique curved OLED panel with a Lenticular Lens to project the current perspective of your eyes to each person looking at you. The result is a 3D display that makes the device look transparent.

Apple's patent stated that "The lenticular display may have a lenticular lens film formed over an array of pixels. The lenticular lenses may be configured to enable stereoscopic viewing of the display such that a viewer perceives three-dimensional images. The display may have a number of independently controllable viewing zones. An eye and/or head tracking system may use a camera to capture images of a viewer of the display.

Apple's patent FIG. below is a diagram of an illustrative lenticular display with a plurality of discrete viewing zones that present a 3D image of the Vision Pro user.

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Although the main focus of Apple's patent is aimed at Vision Pro and particularly with their "EyeSight" feature, Apple never wants a patent to be limited to a single device.

In this case, Apple states that beyond Vision Pro (AR/VR headset), their  invention of delivering a 3D-style display may extend to "a laptop computer (MacBook), a computer monitor containing an embedded computer (iMac), a tablet computer (iPad), a cellular telephone (iPhone), a smaller device such as a wrist-watch device (Apple Watch), a gaming device, heads-up display for a vehicle" and more. This would be wild for gaming to be sure. 

Whether we'll actually ever see Lenticular displays come to market beyond Vision Pro is another matter of course.  Though if Apple did it for Vision Pro, who knows where this form of display could go in the future.

To review the full details of this invention and it's 20 new patent claims, check out patent application 20240112628.

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While not as eye-catching as an all-in-one Glass iMac, Apple invents a practical iMac design with a tilting touchscreen for artists & more

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Apple invents Foldable Displays that are Thinned in the Folding Area & Chemically Treated to prevent it from Cracking

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Apple revisits their Solid-State Button feature for iPhone and introduces a simpler on-screen icon as a Power Button

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Apple updates their Under Display Camera patent to protect its digital filter technology that reduces image distortion caused by the display

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Apple patent reveals more details behind a Touch Sensitive Ring to work with in-home devices, TVs, Macs, Apple Watch, iPad & more

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Apple continues to refine one of their Smart Ring patents for future Macs, Smartglasses, TV, iPhone & more

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Apple continues to work on a MacBook-Like device with a glass base that supports a virtual keyboard with an advanced Sensor System

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Four new Apple HMD-Centric patents were published this week with one covering an ongoing project related to ‘Media Glasses’

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Apple continues to work on Future Sensors for AirPods Pro that could recognize a user's Hand Gesture Commands

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While Apple's 'Standby' Patent was fulfilled in iOS 17, Apple envisions this feature expanding to special iPhone cases for sports, games & more

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Six Apple ‘Finger Device' patents have been published in 6 weeks with today’s being focused on finger devices for large virtual keyboards

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With Apple curiously updating their 3D Touch Patent, could it mean that this feature may make a comeback?

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Apple Advances their HMD-Styled iPhone Case by Focusing on its Authentication Process to active the Headset

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Apple continues to work on possible future devices with Glass Housings and an Optical-Fingerprint Detection System

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Apple advances their invention relating to a possible future iMac with multiple Projectors that could project content onto walls & more

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Today Apple won 46 patents covering a home security camera system with added Privacy that locks out hackers from accessing video feeds

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More of Apple's work on an XR Headset 'Scene Camera' was revealed in a patent published this week

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Apple is working on bringing their advanced 'Vision Pro' Eye Tracking technology to a future version of HomePod

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Although Apple is sitting on the sidelines regarding a new iPhone form factor, a new patent filing Reveals their continuing work in this area

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An Apple patent update published today has confirmed for the second time that one focus for foldable devices is in fact a Foldable Laptop

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Apple Envisions a Second-Style of Modular Computer System using an iPad aimed at reaching new markets

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Apple wins a patent for Sharing Information across devices in a 'Linked Mode' that may or not be the foundation of 'Continuity'

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Apple updates their Popular 'Fall Detection' Invention with new Method and System Patent Claims & wins iPhone 12 Design Patent

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A Key Patent that Apple acquired from Zurich's Faceshift to create both Animoji and Memoji was published late last month

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Two Apple Patents surfacing this week related to Adjustable Tinted Windows for Semi and Fully-Autonomous Vehicles

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Apple Files for a Glass MacBook patent with a full Side-to-Side Trackpad that uses a Force Input/Haptic Output Interface

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Apple Invents a Magneto-Inductive charging & communications system for underwater communication for divers, Navy Seal Operations+

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Apple patent covers keyless keyboards for MacBooks and other devices that offer morphing UI options for games, music and more

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Apple invents Gaze technology that could alter an HMD's GUI positioning so as to keep a user's neck in a healthy Ergonomic position

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