The iBike, and 9 More Exciting Apple Patents
The iKey? Why not?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2011 1:42 PM CST
A Jan. 27, 2010 file photo shows Apple CEO Steve Jobs holding up the new iPad during a product announcement in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

(Newser) – Steve Jobs may be stepping back, but that’s no reason to stop being jazzed about all things Apple: The company snagged a whopping 563 patents last year, some of which are sure to eventually see the light of day. Mashable reports on 10 you should be particularly excited about:

  • iBike: A smart bike concept that tracks data like your heart rate, the bike’s speed, and distance on your iPod or iPhone.
  • Wand remote: A remote control for your Apple TV that functions like a Wii remote, using motion control.

  • Solar-powered iPhone: In theory, the solar technology would be integrated into the touchscreen, so your iPhone or similar device could soak up the sun through its display.
  • Touchscreen iMac: Like the desktop version of an iPad, except it can also be controlled with a mouse.
  • iKey: Could you one day unlock your house or car with your iPhone? Maybe, if this patent comes to fruition.
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