An Apple patent published Tuesday has revealed how a device of the future could have a display with openings so as to eliminate the notch at the top of the iPhone. The patent would allow components like the microphone and speaker to be hidden within the display, maximizing screen area.
When you make something thin, you make it flexible. That's good if you want that, but if rigidity is important you need a solution. In the case of future McBook displays, carbon fiber might be the answer.
Apple's chip supplier, TSMC, has countersued Global Foundries in the latest development surrounding a legal dispute over patent infringement between the two chip suppliers. TMSC alleges that Global Foundries infringed on no less than 25 of its patents.
A patent published Thursday has revealed that Apple is exploring the possibility of using its logo as a means to signal notifications on its devices. The patent covers the iPhone but also shows how the feature could improve other devices such as the MacBook.
In a retrial of the ongoing lawsuit from Apple that alleged Samsung took its patented designs for its own products several generations of phones ago, the court awarded Apple just shy of $539 million in damages.
Apple may not need to pay $533 million to Smartflash over supposed patent violations, as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated two of the relevant patents, following the previous invalidation of the third.