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Mikey Campbell

Pixelworks Reveals Apple Is A Customer

Back in December, AppleInsider's Mikey Campbell dug up a patent Apple filed for a wireless computer built around using a projector instead of a screen for its display. If that project ever came to fruition (many Apple patents don't), it wouldn't be surprising to see Apple integrate ...

The iPhone 6 Display Is Going To Look Amazing

Back in December, AppleInsider's Mikey Campbell wrote up a summary of an approximately 18-month-old patent filing Apple made describing how it would use quantum dots in displays. Apple thinks it could significantly improve color reproduction in its Retina display by emitting light ...

Apple Patented Wearable Sensors In 2007

Earlier today, AppleInsider's Mikey Campbell dug up a patent that shows just how long Apple has been thinking about wearable health and fitness sensors. According to this patent filing from 2008 for a "Sports monitoring system for headphones, earbuds and/or headsets," Apple has been ...

Apple Might Bring Back Something Steve Jobs Hated: The Stylus.

An official Apple patent for what could be an incredibly cool stylus (we know, cool and stylus don’t typically pair well together) recently caught the eye of AppleInsider ’s Mikey Campbell. The patent, originally filed back in September 2012 -- notably not quite yesterday -- reimagines ...

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending January 31

AppleInsider's Mikey Campbell picked up on a newly-published Apple patent application to add pressure sensitive sensors under the display's surface. One idea is to have the sensors under the masked-out edge of the iPhone, or iPad, screen. Pressing with varying degrees of force "can be ...

This Morning: More Twitter Negativity, Micron Soars, RiverBed Gets a Bid

... for the project.” Speaking even further of Apple, AppleInsider's Mikey Campbell wrote late yesterday that the company was seeking to have a federally appointed monitor in the e-books case against Amazon.com that it lost last year removed from his role overseeing the company's iBooks store...

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Dec. 6

This rumor is based on a much more mundane event: The government published a patent awarded to Apple for a "personal computing device control using face detection and recognition," as Mikey Campbell reported for AppleInsider. The post’s headline sparked that excess of patent adoration ...

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending April 11

Silva was rehashing an AppleInsider post by Mikey Campbell, who was straightforwardly covering an Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Rollup doesn't pretend to be an expert on this. According to a Wikipedia entry, "total internal reflection" ...

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Dec. 12

AppleInsider’s Mikey Campbell apparently was among the first to see a new U.S. patent award to Apple, posted about. Campbell correctly described that patent as being for a “manufacturing technique.” In the words of the patent itself, it is for “A method of forming a curved touch ...

Apple looks to patent Android-like gesture unlocking tech for mobile devices – MacDailyNews

“New documents unearthed on Wednesday show Apple was toying with a gesture-based unlock function for its mobile devices some four years after the idea was introduced in the Android operating system,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider. “Cupertino’s version, however, is arguably far ...

Teen interest in 'iWatch' growing as iPhone dominates field, study says (Mikey Campbell/AppleInsider...

Teen interest in ‘iWatch’ growing as iPhone dominates field, study says (Mikey Campbell/AppleInsider) Teen interest in ‘iWatch’ growing as iPhone dominates field, study says — Apple’s iPhone continues to lead all competing devices in the important U.S. teen demographic, but the future ...

Apple patent application reveals bayonet mounts for interchangeable iPhone camera lenses – MacDailyN...

“Apple is investigating the use of bayonet lens mounts — one of the most common lens attachment mechanisms used in modern photography — in its iOS device lineup, suggesting the company is mulling interchangeable lens accessories for its iOS device lineup,” Mikey Campbell reports for ...

Apple plans to dramatically expand Arizona sapphire plant to boost output – MacDailyNews

“Apple and sapphire manufacturing partner GT Advanced Technologies are looking to expand operations at the companies’ Mesa, Ariz., facility, possibly to accommodate higher yields for an as-yet-unknown component,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider. “While construction of the joint ...

New photos of Apple’s sapphire plant show build progressing; rumors point to project expansion – Mac...

... “Fresh photos of Apple’s Mesa, Ariz., sapphire plant, built in partnership with GT Advanced Technologies, show construction of external fixtures is progressing as planned, while a new rumor claims the site may be expanded to a neighboring building,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider...

Apple’s ‘transparent texting’ aims to end texting while walking fails – MacDailyNews

“Apple is looking into technology that offers users an easier, safer, way to text and walk by making an iPhone’s screen ‘transparent’ during messaging operations through the clever use of live video,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider. “To enable a ‘transparent texting’ system...

New oleophobic patent application tips Apple’s hand on sapphire displays – MacDailyNews

“While Apple remains coy about plans to incorporate sapphire into its product lineup, a new patent application published on Thursday suggests the company is at the least experimenting with the hard material for use in touch-capable displays,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider. ...

Apple expected to continue ignoring smartphone camera megapixel numbers game in favor of image quali...

“People familiar with the matter have told AppleInsider that Apple will likely forego a high-megapixel camera in its 2014 iPhone offerings, in favor of tweaking other image-enhancing components,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider. “In other words, megapixels are less of a priority ...

Apple patent application details smart stylus with onboard light transmitter and motion sensors – Ma...

“Apple’s ‘Input device having extendable nib’ describes a unique stylus with a number of different nib or tip configurations, each having its own properties for drawing on a multitouch surface like an iPad,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider. “Published by the U.S. Patent and ...

Apple patent application reveals work on wrist pedometers, points to future wearable device – MacDai...

Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application covering a smart wrist-mounted pedometer that can automatically determine its location on a user’s body and compensate for missed steps using advanced processing algorithms,” Mikey Campbell reports for ...

U.S. Air Force dumps beleaguered BlackBerry devices, replaces with Apple iPhones, iPads – MacDailyNe...

Air Force announced earlier in February that it will be swapping out some 5,000 BlackBerry devices for Apple’s iPhone and iPad, with the move being a first step in the eventual retirement of all BlackBerry products carried by USAF personnel,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider. “‘In ...

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