According to two patent applications, Apple is working on new unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as drones. Because Apple is situated in the United States, it generally files patent applications with the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO); nevertheless, these new patents were filed in Singapore in May 2020, according to Patently Apple. Both have been filed in the United States. Apple is reportedly testing ways for pairing and unpairing drones with controllers, according to the first patent. The application states, “The invention relates to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and more specifically to a system and method for pairing/unpairing UAVs to/from UAV controllers.”
The second patent, titled “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Tracking and Control,” was filed with the USPTO in February.” The invention pertains to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), specifically a system and method for tracking and controlling UAVs in a cellular network system. “The invention relates to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and more specifically to a system and method for tracking and/or controlling UAVs in a cellular network system,” according to the description “It draws attention to itself.
Overall, the patents include no information that is relevant to customers, implying that these gadgets could be designed for internal use only. Apple was reportedly stepping its efforts to improve Apple Maps data and design earlier in 2016, according to TechCrunch. Apple was rumoured to be considering using drones to track changes and improve mapping data over time. Readers should always take information with a grain of salt, as patent filings may be made for internal purposes only, and the final product may never see the light of day.
For quite some time, Apple has been said to be working on new virtual reality (VR) headsets, and we may finally see them at the end of 2022. Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, reportedly claimed that the mixed reality headset would have Wi-Fi 6E for better bandwidth and reduced latency. A lag-free VR experience would be possible with better internet access.
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