A recent batch of trademarks filed by alleged Apple shell companies may have just hinted at a bunch of new products and features to be revealed soon, including something called an “Iris Engine.”
Other notable trademarks include “AirPod Case” which is certainly related to the new wireless earbuds Apple is making. Touch Bar, Progress Card, iBooks Storytime, Swift Lab, Control Strip and Home Hub are also listed among the requested trademarks.
Just because Apple may have filed for the trademarks does not mean the company plans to actually use them. Apple has requested a six-month seniority expiration date on all phrases should it not use them.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus names are also confirmed from the trademark filings. Apple is set to unveil its new smartphones at a keynote in San Francisco tomorrow. The Apple Watch 2 and new Beats headphones are also expected to make an appearance.