Apple patent awarded for variable internal illumination system, could hint at LED keyboards, other devices

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Date: Thursday, January 9th, 2020, 03:31
Category: Apple, Hardware, News, Patents

Because you can’t argue with very cool, shiny things.

Apple has recently been granted a patent for a variable internal illumination color system. It’s thought that such a system could be used in keyboards and other devices.

Per Patently Apple:

Apple’s granted patent covers devices, systems and methods that implement variable internal illumination of input devices of electronic equipment. Input devices include keys of computer keyboards, contact areas on a contact pad (trackpad), buttons on instrument control panels, buttons on a computer mouse, and the like. Rather than having a fixed tone (such as a perceived “warmth” or “coolness”, and/or a particular color component such as a hue) or color for the light emitted by the internal illumination, user experience can be improved by using variable internal illumination, i.e., internal illumination that can be varied dynamically during operation of the electronic device.

It’ll be interesting to see what comes from this.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer and Patently Apple

Apple celebrates more than a decade of Services, states more are on the horizon

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Date: Thursday, January 9th, 2020, 03:11
Category: App Store, Apple, Apple Card, Apple Music, Apps, iCloud, Mobile, News, Services

Good products will get your foot in the door.

It’s the services that make you money.

Apple has announced the close of a decade of services, complete with a 2019 that included the launch of Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, Podcasts, Apple News+, and Apple Card.

The company also cited the continued success of the App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud.

“2019 was the biggest year for Services in Apple’s history. We introduced several exciting new experiences for our customers, all while setting the standard for user privacy and security,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We begin the new decade with incredible momentum and gratitude to our customers who have shown such enthusiasm for all of our Services, and we continue to celebrate the work of the world’s best creators, storytellers, journalists and developers.”

Key to this has been the App Store, which launched in 2008, has provided developers with over $155 billion in earnings, a quarter of which were from 2019.

Check out the link below for the full details.

Via Apple