Apple's Multi-Function Hand-Held Patent

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The days leading up to any Apple event are always sure to be filled with speculation and rumor mongering. This time it's a new patent by Apple covering multi-functional hand-held devices. Condensing down the patent, it basically covers either a PDA-type or phone-type handheld device. It has the hand-wavy stuff found in patent applications, but it does serve to stir up the waters for more conjecture.

So what can this be? A PDA? PDA/Phone? iPod/Phone? Or some Cerberistic PDA/Phone/iPod that devours all other phones, music players and PDAs? It's doubtful we'll find out Sept. 12, but next year should be promising. Our guess is on the iPhone.


Apple files Multi-functional hand-held device patent application [MacNN]