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An Apple patent describes Group FaceTime adding a twist of virtuality to make conversations appear more natural in the future

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Apple Invents an optical system with Microlens Array Projectors to advance time-of-flight sensing for Face ID, delivering more realistic AR/VR features+

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Apple is considering the use of Horizontal Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (HCSEL) for Under Display Biometrics for Apple Watch, iPhone+

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Apple invents a Small Form Factor Single Element based Periscope-Like Camera

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Apple Invents a next-gen Scene Camera System for HMDs that includes a Two-Dimensional Array of Cameras

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Apple invents a camera system for a Home's Front Door with facial recognition that communicates with a HomePod mini, Smart TV+

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UPDATE  #1 - 4:42 a.m.: A Second patent has been added with a clearer vision of the camera system working with an Apple TV. UPDATE #2 - 5 a.m. A third home camera patent has been added to the original report

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Apple Invents a new method of detecting user ID and Presence to automatically awaken a Mac from Sleep Mode

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Apple invents advancements for their TrueDepth camera to improve Face ID and 3D Mapping for iDevices, future MR Headset and Smartglasses

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Apple patent describes a new Glass Ceramic area built into the camera area of iPhones and MacBook Pro that enhances sensor performance

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Apple wins patent for integrating multiple cameras in flexible devices to assist users in capturing vastly superior panoramic photos

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Apple has been granted a 'Folded Camera' patent that could provide Future iPhones with superior Zoom Capabilities

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Apple wins a major Light Field Camera patent that will allow iPhone owners to use Gestures to capture scenes from different positions & more

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Apple was Granted Two Patents today relating to Time-of-Flight based LiDAR coming to 2021 Pro iPhones

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Apple Reveals an odd standalone camera patent figure in a patent about camera related self-mixing interferometry (SMI) sensors

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Apple has won two camera patents covering light source modules with Adjustable Focus & Electronically Adjustable Optical Shutters

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Apple Invents a 14-Pro Camera Stand & System for making 360º VR Panoramic Videos and Still Photography Creations

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Apple Reveals a Deeper Look at their Future Photodetectors for Touch ID under or on the Display + other Applications

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