According a patent filed in February last year but published this week, and spotted by AppleInsider , Cupertino is eyeing up making wireless earbuds which also incorporate bone-conduction technology in order to improve voice communications. The patent also describes deploying a range of other sensors — such as internal microphones and accelerometers — to better detect external noise to boost noise canceling capabilities and enhance the in-ear audio experience. Apple continues looking at ways to improve its earbuds — including potentially ditching the iconic white cables which had such a starring role in iTunes ads , back in the day.
- albeit it’s yet to bring an implementation of the technology to the earbuds it ships with iOS devices.
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- It’s not the first earbud-related bone conduction patent from Apple.