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Apple patents touch-free gestures at close range

Today, Apple has been granted a patent to allow detection of touch-free gestures at close range. The patent language suggests Apple is working on building upon multi-touch and 3D touch capabilities. Allowing users to navigate their devices by hovering their fingers close to the iPhone or iPad display, in addition to using it on trackpads and…

New patent suggests that in addition to getting rid of the headphone jack, Apple wants to improve speaker quality

A new patent that was awarded to Apple today suggests that the company is looking for a way to create higher quality audio in a device that is smaller and thinner. This falls in line with the recent rumors suggesting that the iPhone maker wants to get rid of the headphone jack as a whole in the iPhone 7, favoring Lightning and Bluetooth. Given the area…