4 Apple patents we really want to become products

Apple Patents
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Apple patents can offer an intriguing glimpse at what the Californian tech giant might be working on for the future. You may have noticed that we're big fans of Apple products here at Creative Bloq. Aside from the occasional exception to the rule, we love their combination of stunning design and outstanding performance. But a lot of Apple's main products have been around for some time now, coming in for updates of varying degrees of significance every year or two.

The iPhone's been around since 2007, the iPad since 2010 and the Apple Watch since 2015. The newest completely new product category was the HomePod, released in 2018. But that doesn't mean Apple's given up on completely new products. There's the Apple Car reportedly on the way, and every year Apple files a range of patents that allow us to glimpse what could be possible future products or features added to existing ones. 

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.