Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Apple applies for Cover Flow refinement patents

updated 08:50 pm EDT, Thu March 13, 2008

Cover Flow refinements

Apple recently filed for a patent, which appears to enhance the existing foundations of its Cover Flow technology on the iPhone and iPod classic. The patent application demonstrates the process of flipping through contacts, dates, pictures, and other information using both the default iPod scrollwheel and a square touchpad. The iPhone related diagrams show a user scrolling through Cover Flow items in the standard manner, as well as through arcing motions.

The application also shows a user flipping Cover Flow elements by dragging from the top of the item to the bottom, most likely to expose additional functions. Another figure hints that the metallic sides of the iPhone could be used to control on-screen elements as well.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. climacs

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: Sep 2001

    0

    soon to be stolen

    and copied/implemented poorly by Microsucks.

  1. LouZer

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Nov 2000

    0

    As we can see...

    ...just another example of Apple trying to keep up with MS's latest patents. Can't Apple do anything original????

    (It's sarcasm people, learn to understand it!)

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News