“On December 8, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published well over 40 patent applications from Apple in a single day,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“We focus on several patents that cover the advancement of audio quality in future iPhones. Specifically, the main patent covers an advanced noise suppression system that will be welcomed,” Purcher reports. “Many times I’ve spoken to people calling me on their iPhone and sometimes I’ve been able to hear the person next to them speaking as clearly as I could hear them. That’s not exactly the way it’s supposed to work. Apple’s newly proposed audio advancement system is likely to put that issue to rest while advancing iPhone audio quality overall.”

Purcher reports, “The last tidbit of information derived from this group of patents was rather a bit of a surprise. Apple revealed the use of a speakerphone feature on a future iPad – and that could be a new killer app in the making.”

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