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PATENT: Apple working on drone device

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Aside from smartphones, Apple is working on several technologies, including a VR headset and a car, and a new patent suggests that the iPhone maker is working on a drone.

The patents were first filed in Singapore in May 2020, but they made their way to the United States in February and April, where they were awarded to Apple on November 11, according to Patently Apple.

Apple’s patent applications for drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, have been published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (UAVs).

The first application appears to cover the application as well as the method of interaction between the UAV and the controller. It discusses the devices, systems, and methods for connecting the drone to a wireless remote controller.

The second patent application focuses on the monitoring and control of these types of drones. It refers to how an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can be controlled and monitored using a cellular network system.

There is currently no guarantee that this Apple drone project will result in a finished product suitable for commercial applications.

Meanwhile, Apple is working on new Mac chips, presumably dubbed the M2, which is expected to be released as early as 2023.

According to The Information, the next generation of chipsets, presumably the M2, M2 Pro, and M2 Max, will use an improved 5nm process.

Apple and chip supplier TSMC are expected to start producing 3nm chips for iPhones and Macs in 2023 under the codenames “Ibiza,” “Lobos,” and “Palma.”


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