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NewsPoster Jan 22, 2013 01:05 PM
Apple wins patent on iOS magnification tech
Apple has won a patent on the magnifying loupe used throughout iOS, says <em>AppleInsider</em>. The loupe appears whenever a person taps and holds on certain content, such as selectable text. In the patent, <em>Device, method, and graphical user interface for management and manipulation of user interface elements</em>, Apple < ahref="http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/01/22/apple-awarded-patent-for-ios-loupe-on-screen-content-magnification">notes</a> that the option is a way of making the UI easier to deal with on small screens such as the iPhone's; it's also said to preserve battery life, since it cuts out unnecessary zoom-in functions.<br /><br />A notable detail in the patent is that the loupe is only set to display whenever certain criteria are met, in order to prevent it from popping up by accident. In a graph, for instance, it may show up whenever a line is below a certain size parameter. Different size thresholds are used throughout the OS, above which the loupe won't appear.

Apple first filed for the patent in 2009. Just two inventors are credited, Ian Patrick McCullough and Peter Glen Berger.
 
chabig Jan 22, 2013 03:44 PM
Bad choice of words. Patents are not "won". They are applied for an either granted or not. There is no competition.
 
blahblahbber Jan 23, 2013 02:59 PM
this should be standard on all tech. Another hoarding move from yours truly.
 
Spheric Harlot Jan 23, 2013 03:37 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by blahblahbber (Post 4213395)
this should be standard on all tech. Another hoarding move from yours truly.
YOU patented this?

All your blathering and senseless trolling, yet coupled with the occasional morsel of having a clue in the regular threads…it all makes sense now.

A weirdly bizarre and sickening sense, but sense nonetheless.
 
gradient Jan 23, 2013 08:37 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by blahblahbber (Post 4213395)
this should be standard on all tech. Another hoarding move from yours truly.
Hoarding? You've never heard of licensing, I take it?

On a side note, it amuses me that you are now listed as Mac Enthusiast. Lulz.
 
blahblahbber Jan 24, 2013 03:31 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot (Post 4213410)
YOU patented this?

All your blathering and senseless trolling, yet coupled with the occasional morsel of having a clue in the regular threads…it all makes sense now.

A weirdly bizarre and sickening sense, but sense nonetheless.
meaning crApple... duh
 
blahblahbber Jan 24, 2013 03:32 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by gradient (Post 4213490)
Hoarding? You've never heard of licensing, I take it?

On a side note, it amuses me that you are now listed as Mac Enthusiast. Lulz.
Yeah, crApple REALLY going to want to license their bs Tech. You didn't have your booster today did you....
 
Spheric Harlot Jan 24, 2013 07:44 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by blahblahbber (Post 4213606)
meaning crApple... duh
Well, if it's essential tech that "needs to be standard" on all devices, it is going to have to be FRAND licensed. Somebody has to apply for it to be placed under FRAND terms.

Go right ahead.
 
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