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Apple files patent for iPhone IM

April 22nd, 2008

A native iChat application is one of the most highly coveted iPhone additions, with users everywhere eagerly awaiting some sort of instant messaging solution that doesn’t require a jailbreak. Apple demoed a native AIM client during their SDK announcement, and it looks like there might be a bit more excitement in store. A recently revealed …

Iphone Flip coming soon?

March 17th, 2008

  It looks like Apple has a few tricks up its sleeves. The company has been caught red handed, filing a publicly available patent for a "Dual Sided Flip" form factor. The patent describes a two-piece touchscreen interface that provides contextually distinct interfaces depending on the which program is currently running. When the flip closes, …

Apple TV + DVR = Billions?

March 16th, 2008

A series of patent filings from October 2006 were recently uncovering, revealing a logical next step for Apple’s increasingly popular Apple TV service. The patents essentially cover the integration of TiVo-like DVR features into the set top box that would provide guide, recording and playback-control functionality to the user. DVR integration would certainly go a …

Apple to allow purchases from your iPhone and iPod

December 28th, 2007

Apple recently applied for a patent to allow users to purchase items through their iPhone. The last major annoucement for the iPhone from Apple was the ability to purchase songs wirelessly and this appears to be the next evolution of the technology. For a couple of years now, Japanese cell phone users have been able …