Apple inc. is staring off 2019 with a bang of new patents filed. The latest round of patent documents released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office provides a look at new areas that Apple could feasibly expand into. The tech giant had 43 patents approved with topics ranging from multiplayer gaming and implementing ride-hailing software.
Apple has investigated other uses for different smart fabrics. A few weeks go, the company had a number of patents for fabrics that could be used in both clothing and devices approved. One of these designs focused on a glove with circuitry woven into it. Last summer, Apple also filed a patent involving garments with integrated sensors to aid visually impaired people.