“On August 14, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled ‘Long-Throw Acoustic Transducer,'” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“Apple’s invention generally relates to the field of audio speakers that use a moving magnetic piston as the sound producing element. The invention will be able to produce more vibrant audio for music and alerts with vibrations for future iDevices,” Purcher reports. “Apple notes that their invention may be advantageous for acoustic transducers that are used in ‘thin’ devices where the height of the acoustic transducer must be small to fit within the device.”
Purcher reports, “Theoretically that could mean that this was designed for the iPhone 6 and/or other future iDevices like the iPad mini and beyond. As far as the iPhone goes, we’ll know if this was used or not the minute that iFixit does their teardown of the iPhone 6 in September.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]