Apple Patent Portent of Future Touchscreen Products
Patent filed by Apple shows that more enhanced touch technology is in the pipeline for future models of the iPhone and MacBook as well as for the company's expected tablet. Not even Apple can control the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), although it probably wishes it could. The USPTO on Thursday published a patent application from Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) that gives a hint where the company is going with its future touch devices.
Patently Apple, a site that follows Apple patent applications and grants, obtained a copy of the application, complete with illustrations diagramming how the proposed technology would be used. "While Apple's patent, in general, could only be truly appreciated by someone with a Ph.D in this particular discipline, we mere mortals are able to see that Apple will use this next generation touchscreen technology on their iPhone, iPod touch and yes, a touchscreen MacBook or future MacBook/tablet," wrote Jack Purcher, author of the blog.
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