Here is some recently noticed patents and trademarks Apple has filed at the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office.
Integrated Sensing Display:
As MacsimumNews reports, Apple has filed a patent describing a display that can not only display pixel information but can also capture visual information.
A device comprising: a display area; an array of display elements located within the display area, each display element capable of displaying a pixel of information, either alone or in combination with other display elements; and an array of image elements located within the display area, each image element being capable of capturing visual information from a source in front of the display area; wherein each image element has a lens that does not interfere with any display elements.
iPod Hi-Fi and iPod Boombox
Additionnally, Apple has filed two trademarks at the Hong Kong Patents and Trademarks Office. The first is “iPod Hi-Fi” and the second is “iPod Boombox”. The word “Boombox” itself and its logo as well as “iPod HI-FI” are also included in the filings.
The filings all describe computer hardware and peripherials. We may speculate that it has to do with iPod accessories Apple could release in the near future.