Anyone who spends any amount of time on conference calls knows that identifying who is speaking can be tricky. A new patent granted to Apple may have the answer with AR headphones that can position voices in virtual space.
Apple and licensing firm VirnetX have been in something of a legal spat for around a decade, all relating to claimed patent infringements by the iPhone maker. Apple was previously ordered to pay $503 million to VirnetX, but that's now been overturned.
Apple's rumored "Project Titan" could make use of True Tone-like technology according to a new patent granted to the company. True Tone currently makes sure iPhone and iPad screens aren't too yellow or blue based on ambient light and a car could do the same, adjusting interior lighting to ensure an evenly lit cabin.
Apple is on top of its game in terms of its earbuds right now. But a couple of new patents suggest new headphones that can double as speakers could be around the corner. And those headphones would also be able to dampen unwanted frequencies, too.