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New patent reveals Apple iPhone may soon recognise your handwriting

Technology companies are known to work behind-the-scenes on all sorts of tech but not all see the light of the day. When it comes to filing patents, there’s little correlation between a company filing a patent and for that feature to actually become a reality. A recent patent has revealed that Apple may just be working on bringing handwriting recognition to its iPhones.

Acccording to a report by CultofMac, a patent filed by Apple in February 2014 was published today by US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent is titled “Managing Real-Time Handwriting Recognition” and further reveals that it is for “a technique for providing handwriting input functionality on a user device.”

The patent description also notes that the handwriting recognition will support multiple languages, including Chinese. As we mentioned above, it’s not sure whether this feature will come to Apple devices or not but it’s clear that Apple seems to be working on the idea. Whether it will come to just the iPhone or other Apple devices is also not clear.

While handwriting recognition may or may not become a reality for Apple, one product that is set to be launched is the AirPower mat. A Bloomberg report reveals that the wireless AirPower mat may just see the light of the day in September. It is expected that Apple will launch three new iPhones and along with the AirPower mat could also become available.

For the uninitiated, the AirPower mat has the capability to charge more than one device at a time. Something that its rival – the Qi wireless pad – lacks as one can only charge single device at a time. With the AirPower mat, Apple users will be able to charge the iPhone, Applr Watch and the Airpods – all at the same time. The Airpower mat can be charged using the standard Apple lightning cable.

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