****'s about to get real. Apple patents game controller


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Dysphoria

You got to love apple haters....

Read the freaking patent is for system and method for simplified communication between electronic devices, including a game controller, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, etc...

Apparently when you are bored, the best thing to do is copy paste few pictures blow shlT out of proportion and start a rumor.

Trolls will come like flies on shlT.

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Dysphoria

Well, there is this:

http://en.wikipedia....e_Bandai_Pippin

What next? Someone patents air and sues everyone who breathes...I called it first!!!

No ... whats next is that people need to start reading, and not quoting Head Titles from rumors.

Does anyone read anymore...

I read a study few years back, that attention span of the internet-age generation is as much as the attention span of a one year old toddler....

This topic just proves the point.

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McKay

Great, they copy the controller that I get cramp trying to use, I have fairly large hands and currently only feel comfortable using an Xbox Controller, heck I used to love the old style controller on the 1st Xbox before they slimmed it down with the "S" variation.

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Dysphoria

Great, they copy the controller that I get cramp trying to use, I have fairly large hands and currently only feel comfortable using an Xbox Controller, heck I used to love the old style controller on the 1st Xbox before they slimmed it down with the "S" variation.

No one is copying anything....

I know is much easier looking at pretty pictures, but try reading once in a while... It might change the way you see the world.

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Glassed Silver

God have mercy, this thread is so full of fail!

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Kalint

No touchscreen!! So analog gross!

And I'm not reading the context, fail on!

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Noir Angel

So rather than trying to patent a game controller, Apple are instead trying to patent the idea of remotely controlling devices via NFC? I guess it's lucky for most users that wifi also works pretty well for that purpose.

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Xerxes

Kettle calling the pot black isn't it? Apple is romping around suing everyone for "stealing their ideas" and how it's stifling innovation blah blah...then they go blatantly rip off Sony's DS3? I hope Sony sue and give Apple a taste of their own medicine...

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Kalint

So I just read the context. Lol everyone... So this is what watching Fox News is like.

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Stetson

Kettle calling the pot black isn't it? Apple is romping around suing everyone for "stealing their ideas" and how it's stifling innovation blah blah...then they go blatantly rip off Sony's DS3? I hope Sony sue and give Apple a taste of their own medicine...

Apple is not patenting a game controller that looks like the dualshock.

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McKay

No one is copying anything....

I know is much easier looking at pretty pictures, but try reading once in a while... It might change the way you see the world.

You mean the article that states they're patenting a dual-shock style controller? Yes I read it, it looks identical to the Playstation controller, perhaps when you've gotten off your High Horse we can discuss like adults.

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migo

They probably noticed Sony hadn't patented their design yet and figured they might try to sue them for the PS4.

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Draconian Guppy

IIRC I read somewhere that when someone patents something that has been in use for previous years without patent, that product supersedes the patent?

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Ci7

They probably noticed Sony hadn't patented their design yet and figured they might try to sue them for the PS4.

or perhaps gonna sue the for all the millions PS3 that got sold demanding cut of the pie

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Dot Matrix

Too many buttons. Apple folk won't take after it. :p

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123456789A

No thanks Apple.

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Dysphoria

You mean the article that states they're patenting a dual-shock style controller? Yes I read it, it looks identical to the Playstation controller, perhaps when you've gotten off your High Horse we can discuss like adults.

No not the troll post (article) but the actual patent. If you read it you will see that it has nothing to do with patenting a game controller.

It is usefull to read the actual facts before making a conclusion from a troll post.

Cheers!

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Ryoken

Can we just Ban everyone here who posted without reading ? I figure it's for the best.. time to weed out the weak..

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Glassed Silver

Can we just Ban everyone here who posted without reading ? I figure it's for the best.. time to weed out the weak..

I don't think banning is the answer, but trolling needs to be handled differently, apart from light poking.

There are a bunch of reasons bother less about forums, I think this is one of the strongest: trolls duking it out against the "other camps".

Glassed Silver:ios

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soniqstylz

You got to love apple haters....

Read the freaking patent is for system and method for simplified communication between electronic devices, including a game controller, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, etc...

Apparently when you are bored, the best thing to do is copy paste few pictures blow shlT out of proportion and start a rumor.

Trolls will come like flies on shlT.

Actually, that's exactly the point.

Mobile consoles like the Vita and 3DS have been limited in market share by iPhones/iPads/iPod Touch. But those devices are limited themselves by touch controls which don't work well for more complex gaming.

But if there was a controller, now you start to see possible AAA games coming to Apple devices without Apple having to create a full-fledged console (especially Apple TV).

It's an end-around for Apple to get deeper into the gaming industry without having to use massive amounts of R&D on an IBM/AMD/nVidia-powered $399 console.

I didn't post for the Dualshock-like design, it even says at the end of the article that the final design would most likely be different.

If the controller does become a reality, it'll likely have a few design tweaks to stop it looking identical to the DualShock, but any type of physical controller from the industry behemoth would send ripples through the gaming world.

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xendrome

Ok since no one here can read, APPLE isn't creating a controller. I will quote Javik cause I don't feel like looking for my own post:

So rather than trying to patent a game controller, Apple are instead trying to patent the idea of remotely controlling devices via NFC?
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      MagSafe got its own section in this review because it was something that people got excited about during the event. 5G gets its own section because, well, Apple got excited about it. Yes, Apple spent a great deal of time talking up 5G, and for some reason, Verizon's 5G specifically.

      So let's break down 5G, including why you need it in a smartphone, and why you really have nothing to be excited about. First of all, here's why you need it: you're spending a thousand dollars on a pocket computer and you should be future-proofed. Seriously, I wouldn't recommend a 4G phone to anyone right now unless you're spending under $400. But you're not spending under $400; you're buying an iPhone.



      The bad news is that you will probably never notice any meaningful change over 4G LTE. Perhaps the experience will evolve over time, but there's nothing right now. I know what you're thinking, didn't Apple and Verizon talk about crazy gigabit speeds? Yes, and that's what every company is doing to talk up 5G right now, but it's also meaningless.

      5G is a combination of sub6 bands and mmWave bands. Millimeter wave (mmWave) bands are high frequency waves that offer super-fast, multi-gigabit speeds. The only problem is that they can't penetrate, well, anything. For mmWave to work, you need to be in line-of-sight with an antenna. Even a window will block it. Companies will hype up the ability to download a whole season of a show while waiting in line to board a plane. Just be careful not to put your phone in your pocket while it's downloading, or the speeds will drop drastically.

      Here's something that you can actually try with a mmWave smartphone. Go find a mmWave antenna. You'll have to go to a major city for this. Run a speed test and watch the super-fast data flow in. In the middle of the test, just put your hand in-between your phone and the 5G base station, and watch how quickly the speed drops.



      In other words, mmWave is pretty useless. That's where sub6 comes in. Sub6 covers frequencies below 6GHz, and they consist of low-band and mid-band frequencies. T-Mobile is doing the best here because it actually has its own 600MHz spectrum, and the 2.5GHz band that it picked up from Sprint.

      The idea is the lower the frequency, the better it is at penetrating buildings. Also, it's easier for your phone to send a signal back to the base station. Remember, the base station is much more powerful for sending a signal to your phone than your phone is at sending the signal back.

      I use T-Mobile, and I was happy to finally see the 5G signal light up on an iPhone. I did run into some connectivity issues, but I later found out that that was due to a single app using 45GB of cellular data over the course of just 48 hours, so now I'm throttled for a while. That app was The Weather Channel by the way, and if anyone has a weather app that they really love, feel free to let me know.

      Conclusion
      The iPhone 12 Pro Max is an absolutely delightful device, and I love it. After using Android for about six months, it felt good to use this phone, and it got me thinking about what a comparable Android smartphone would be.

      I couldn't think of one. I'm a fan of OnePlus devices like the 8 Pro, which has a beautiful QHD 120Hz OLED display and it's blazing-fast, but the camera doesn't even come close to what Apple is offering. Google's Pixels are always among my favorites, and while the camera is fantastic, it just doesn't feel premium. Like OnePlus, Samsung makes great hardware, but its image processing is so bad that I'd never carry it anywhere if I'm planning to capture an actual memory with a smartphone camera. Huawei phones are great, but they aren't sold in the U.S. and don't have Google services.



      The iPhone 12 Pro Max is perfect in almost every way. It's got the fastest internals, a stunning design, a nearly perfect display, and one of the best cameras around. It would be the complete package, if there wasn't a pandemic going on.

      But there is a pandemic going on, and most of us have to wear masks when we go out. If I'm at the supermarket and I open OneNote for my shopping list, I have to type a PIN, like a barbarian. Seriously, for a company that champions itself as one that cares about the issues, releasing a smartphone without a fingerprint sensor was incredibly tone-deaf, and for that reason, I simply can't recommend buying one.

      If this pandemic ends and we go back to a world where being limited to facial recognition makes sense, then by all means, I recommend the iPhone 12 Pro Max. But until that happens, this device has to stay on the do not buy list. And the longer it takes, the better off you are just waiting for the iPhone 13.

    • By Abhay V
      Apple releases iOS 14.2.1 with fixes for iPhone 12 mini's lock screen bug and more
      by Abhay Venkatesh



      Apple is rolling out iOS 14.2.1 that brings with it a few fixes for the iPhone 12 series phones. One of the main fixes brought by the firm is for the recently released iPhone 12 Mini, which has been experiencing an issue with the lock screen that results in the device becoming unresponsive.

      The said problem seems to have been plaguing iPhone 12 mini phones since launch day, guessing from the number of responses in a Reddit thread and user reports on Apple’s forums. Users have been complaining of the screen rejecting thumb input or wide presses on the screen, with the phone only recognizing light taps for both dismissing the lock screen or using the shortcut icons for the camera or flashlight.

      In addition to the touch issues, the Cupertino firm has also fixed problems with MMS messages and some audio issues. Here is the complete changelog:

      Since the update has just begun rolling out, it could be a while till it propagates to all devices for download. Folks over at 9to5Mac report that the update is only available to the recent iPhone 12 lineup.

      Source: 9to5Mac