The week in iOS: Apple hit with $350 million suit over iPod, patent grant to protect dropped phones, and shifted selfie camera.
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AppleInsider's discovery of the 2009 patent application for the iPod nano reveals a camera, touchscreen, mic and even games.
Another day, another round of patent lawsuits. This time, it's Nokia (again) suing Apple (again) over infringements related to the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (again).
The US International Trade Commission has agreed that Elan's patent claims on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, MacBook and Magic Mouse warrant following up
A patent application filed by Apple in February 2008 for multi-touch display screen with localized tactile feedback indicates that the company is researching haptic feedback for possible inclusion in the iPhone and iPod touch.
A patent application uncovered by The Register seem to indicate that Apple is interested in making batteries user-replaceable.Beginning with the iPod, Apple has increasingly sealed its batteries inside its mobile devices.
Right at the end of 2008, Michael Arrington posted some info from his sources on a rumored large form Apple iPod touch/table for sometime in 2009. There is now some information available on an Apple patent for a large display device. Even with these pieces of information and hopes of the Apple faithful, I am highly skeptical of Apple ever releasing an Apple tablet/large display iPod. The iPod touch is already priced at $299 and $399 and the original iPhone (unsubsidized) was priced at US$599 so an Apple tablet would easily be priced at $700+ I am sure. In today's economy that is an unreasonable figure when small form notebooks with actual keyboards can be used to do the same thing for $300.
In what could be a game changer for the smartphone industry, Apple was awarded a patent for its multi-touch interface for the iPhone and iPod touch.Patent number 7,479,949 was filed on 11 April 2008 and was approved on January 20, 2009 and covers multi-touch and all associated gestures such as pinch, swipe and rotation.
Technology described in a newly published Apple Patent application appears to describe the wireless transfer of metadata about music files played or stored on desktop or notebook computers to a portable music player such as an iPod or an iPhone.That's at least the way the Patent application entitled Portable media player as a low power remote control and method thereof sounds to me.
A new release of Apple patent filings dealing with Wi-Fi, wide-screen displays and touchscreen controls indicates new features in the next generation iPod could look similar to the iPhone.This week, several new patents filed by Apple were released on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Web site.
A newly published Apple Patent Application provides technology that could enhance the frames of a video fast forwarded on an iPhone or iPod.The goal, presumably, would be to facilitate viewer decisions on whether or not to play the video at normal speed based on the content in these sample frames.
Details have emerged of a United States Patent and Trademark Office filing that Apple made on the January 5th, 2007 for an innovative idea where an iPod (or perhaps an iPhone) has a full-sized LCD screen on one side and another, similarly sized force-sensitive touchpad on the rear of the device.
Well, we're almost to #1.Checking our server logs for 2006, we find that our second-most read post on this blog in 2006 has been iPod podcast menus, navigation depicted in new Apple patent app.
Yesterday I posted a note about Apple's United States Patent Application #20060268528 for a "handheld computing device includes an enclosure having structural walls formed from a ceramic material that is radio-transparent." The details of the patent are extremely revealing about where Apple is headed with the future of iPod and iPhone - if you read between the lines a little bit...
On November 30, 2006 Apple filed what appears to be a patent for the iPhone, a mobile phone/iPod hybrid that has been rumored to be in development for over three years.
EXCLUSIVE: A new Apple Patent application just published this morning provides insight into how a series of hierarchical menus displayable on an iPod could guide a user to select podcasts for play that are already stored on the device.The Patent Application is 20060265637, Utilization Of Podcasts on Portable Media Devices.
Yesterday, my post EXCLUSIVE: New Apple Patent art I show you here may point to iPod with camera wentinto specific details about how the functionality described in the patent application seemed to point to an IPod-like device with camera functionality.Although I did note that other sites had this story first, I've decided to go back and review exactly how they treated this issue.
Although Apple takes pains for illustrations in a U.S.
Apple has filed for a patent which hints that a satellite radio accessory for the iPod may become a reality.
Apple's patent for a multifunction device would turn the iPod into a smartphone with few physical buttons