Apple's most interesting Patents

IllusionEntity

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Hey Guys.

I love to follow the patents Apple apply for as it could be an indication as to what we see them coming out with next. I've pulled a few links to some interesting ones.

I thought it would make for interesting conversation! :p

No hostility please :)

http://mashable.com/2011/01/17/apple-patents/
http://www.mad4mobilephones.com/the-21-most-important-iphone-patents/562/
http://www.cultofmac.com/apple-is-granted-its-first-liquidmetal-patent-exclusive/75486

And this is why a 4.7" display on an iPhone is BAD.

http://9to5mac.com/2011/08/02/this-...5-would-measure-up-against-3-5-inch-iphone-4/
 
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My uncle has a HP which is also a touch-screen. Let me tell you, I loved it. You think they are crap because they're resistive, but with the attached pen they're awesome to work with. I remember using the "hand-write" feature on MSN rather than "keyboard" and it was great. It was also awesome to work with on Photohshop, Paint, etc.

The screen was, which I assume like your sister's, rotate-able and you could turn the laptop into a tablet easily.
 

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My uncle has a HP which is also a touch-screen. Let me tell you, I loved it. You think they are crap because they're resistive, but with the attached pen they're awesome to work with. I remember using the "hand-write" feature on MSN rather than "keyboard" and it was great. It was also awesome to work with on Photohshop, Paint, etc.

The screen was, which I assume like your sister's, rotate-able and you could turn the laptop into a tablet easily.
I have heard the laptops are great. However my sisters PC is a desktop.
 

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My uncle has a HP which is also a touch-screen. Let me tell you, I loved it. You think they are crap because they're resistive, but with the attached pen they're awesome to work with. I remember using the "hand-write" feature on MSN rather than "keyboard" and it was great. It was also awesome to work with on Photohshop, Paint, etc.

The screen was, which I assume like your sister's, rotate-able and you could turn the laptop into a tablet easily.
But you're an African White Space Christ. Who listens to you?
 

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That will happen for sure. I would bet money on it. My sister has a £400 windows PC that is touchscreen. Apple will do it eventually. I must say the touchscreen is crap and that is probably why we haven't seen a touchscreen iMac yet. They are perfecting.
Desktop touch screen is crap because it uses either resistive or surface wave technology. Capacitive screens in this size are cost prohibitive. I think maybe the POS systems in retail use capacitive but that's a businesss justification.

They don't actually build screens. I think Samsung or LG is their supplier.

Anyway, I'd say Apple is just waiting for the price to become reasonable. Likely a touch MBP since they've got volume in this market to maybe leverage the supply chain.

A touch iMac at 20"+, I highly doubt for quite some time, especially as Apple does not dictate on these components.

fyi: lots of room for digs here. I think I refrained from any such comments. <nudge-wink>

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Desktop touch screen is crap because it uses either resistive or surface wave technology. Capacitive screens in this size are cost prohibitive. I think maybe the POS systems in retail use capacitive but that's a businesss justification.

They don't actually build screens. I think Samsung or LG is their supplier.

Anyway, I'd say Apple is just waiting for the price to become reasonable. Likely a touch MBP since they've got volume in this market to maybe leverage the supply chain.

A touch iMac at 20"+, I highly doubt for quite some time, especially as Apple does not dictate on these components.

fyi: lots of room for digs here. I think I refrained from any such comments. <nudge-wink>

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I'm not sure where a dig would be appropriate here, but carry on.