07.09.17

Apple audio patent hits the sweet spot for listeners

Rear view from a young man seated on the couch watching tv

Apple has filed a patent for a system that would let listeners hear audio as if they were centred in front of a display, regardless of their position.

Apple focused blog Patently Apple reports that Apple has outlined a multi-speaker audio system for TV, live-streaming and – with a recent addition – amphitheatres. 

The patents, filed with the US Patent Office, detail a system that can separately control directivity of left and right channels of audio to maintain a sweet spot for listeners even when they are not perfectly centred with the display.

Exactly where the technology is likely to be applied is unclear but we could see it turning up in laptops, flat screen TVs and perhaps even professional applications. 

Learn how it all works at Patently Apple