Apple’s drone patents were first filed in Singapore, but have been filed in the United States too. The first of these patents is related to the methods used for pairing and unpairing drones with controllers
Apple, better known for its consumer devices including the iPhone, iMac and iPad, may be working on creating a drone. The tech giant has filed three patents around drones. This was first reported by 9to5mac.
The US Patent & Trademark office (USPTO) has published two patent applications filed by Apple. These, as the report suggest, are in direct relation to unmanned Arial vehicles (UAVs0, better known as drones.
The first of these patents is related to the methods used for pairing and unpairing drones with controllers. “It is, of course, written in the usual dense patentese, but appears to be describing a method of control of a drone being handed from one controller to another, potentially while in flight,” reads the 9to6mac report.
The second patent is around controlling a drone using a cellular network. These patents were first filed in Singapore, but have been filed in the United States too! It is worth mentioning here that Apple has many a times, filed patents related to many technologies, that the company has not yet introduced in the market. The company, is reportedly working on creating electric vehicles as well.
As a matter of fact, Foxconn, one of its top contract manufacturers, has revealed EV plans to the world. As for the drone market, it is forecast to reach 5437 million USD by the end of 2027, with a CAGR of 3.94 per cent during 2021-2027. Valuates Reports had pegged the global Drones market size as 4350.27 million USD in 2020.
The government of India, has recently introduced a production linked incentive scheme for promoting manufacturing of drones in the country.