Apple has been working on additional patents for a long time on products or services that have not yet seen the light of day and may never see it (as could happen with the AirPower). If patents emerged last month that suggested Apple might be working on a drone, now two new patents have come to light.. The original files also follow some attempt by Apple to keep the work secret.
The patent application is made publicly and, of course, there are always people attentive to all those that Apple fills in to try to get some idea, some news or information about potential new products from Cupertino. Apple, however, seems to have tried to hide these new requests so that this did not happen, which makes it much more interesting and gives to speculate.
There are two ways that Apple can do this. The first, trying to postpone the publication of the application patent until a time after having made it. The second, request it from outside the United States.
As an American company, Apple normally applies for patents to the US Patent & Trademark Office, where all those patent hunters usually go looking to break the news. Applications made in other countries outside the United States are more difficult to "hunt down." As well, Apple made these requests in Singapore in March 2020, which has raised all suspicions.
However, both applications have also been completed in the United States. The first of them is related to the way we pair drones with a controller, where the possibility of switching from one command to another on the same flight is indicated. The second of them is related to remote control of drones using the mobile network. This would only be possible with 5G capabilities due to low latency, reliability, and data transmission speed.
Seeing which market Apple is going to, focusing its products on photography and video editing with the new iPhone cameras or the new M1 Pro and Pro Max chips that allow video professionals great editing capacity and fluidity, It would not be surprising for Apple to explore this type of product by including a new perspective on video creation.