Apple Applies For Touchscreen Gesture Patent

Apple Computer has applied for a patent on several methods of applying gestures to touch-sensitive input devices, possibly implying a touchpad- or touchscreen-enabled product is in the company's future.

The company's patent, "Gestures for touch sensitive input devices," features a large illustration of a hand making the "dialing" motion that controls an iPod on a large, blank display. The patent describes several methods for inputting touch commands, including the implementation of floating controls as well as the method of turning a virtual page, such as in an electronic book.

View: Apple's Patent


News source: pcmag.com

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