USPTO Grants Apple iOS App Folders and “Jiggle Mode” UI Patent

iPhone Jiggle Mode Patent

Apple introduced iOS app folders in iOS 4 and has had the ‘Jiggle Mode’ UI since iOS 1. On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple the patent for iOS app folders and the ‘Jiggle Mode’ UI. The patent, which is listed as U.S. Patent No. 8,423,911, describes the … Read the Full Story →

Apple Granted Patent for MultiTouch Solar Cell Panels for Future Generations of iPhone

Patent for MultiTouch Solar Cell Panels iPhone

Apple continues to make improvements to its iPhone with each refresh. On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved Apple for a MultiTouch Solar Cell panel patent that may change the future of the iPhone. The technology allows for a touch sensor to be integrated into a solar panel, … Read the Full Story →

Apple Reportedly Looking into Creating Location Based Emergency App for iPhone

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Apple is reportedly looking into developing a location based emergency app for the iPhone so that users have easy access to emergency services when using the device. Right now, the only emergency feature the iPhone has is local emergency alerts. Other than that, users can dial the police in their … Read the Full Story →

Apple Wins iPhone and iPad Patents Designed By Steve Jobs and Jony Ive

Apple was recently approved for a number of patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The significance behind these patents is the fact that many of them were designed by late CEO Steve Jobs and Apple’s design chief, Jonathan Ive. One patent, filed as U.S. Patent D671937, and … Read the Full Story →

Apple Looking to Patent Glass Design on Upper West Side Retail Store in NYC

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Apple’s retail stores are truly one of a kind, blending materials such as glass and aluminum into intricate pieces of art that dress up any neighborhood they are built in. Apple intends to protect that idea, hoping to be the only one with a one of a kind experience for … Read the Full Story →

Apple Files for ‘iTunes Live’ Trademark

Earlier this week Apple filed for trademark for ‘iTunesLive’. At this stage it is not clear how Apple intends to use it but it is possible it could be a sign that more live music is coming to the iTunes store. According to Patently Apple the United States Patent and Trademark … Read the Full Story →