Apple files major chameleonic iPod touch display patent

“On October 26, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple’s patent application titled ‘Electronic Device Having Display and Surrounding Touch Sensitive Bezel for User Interface and Control,’ which was originally filed on June 23, 2006,” Neo reports for MacNN.

Neo reports, “Apple’s patent goes into great detail describing the chameleonic nature of a next generation touch screen iPod which will clearly be able to transform itself from being a music player to PDA to photo album and yes a cellular phone!”

Full article with patent application illustrations here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]

Related articles:
RUMOR: Apple to debut touchscreen iPod this December – October 18, 2006
Apple’s ‘touchless’ touchscreen iPod revealed – July 25, 2006
More info surfaces regarding Apple’s latest iPod touch-screen patent filing – July 21, 2006
Hon Hai Chairman: Apple about to unveil next-gen iPod using a ‘none-touch’ concept – June 15, 2006


  1. MDN has always been slow for me, but apparently not for them, so they’re happy. Must be all the lovely ads being pulled for remote servers.

    This next-generation device is going to turn the world on its ear. Innovation at its best, and nobody will be able to ignore Apple. You thought the iPod was big? Just wait.

  2. Great to see even more details of Apple’s next gen iPod. It’s driving me nuts already. Get it out the door Apple, NOW.

    Steve said 2007 was going to be a great year and if this is one of the surprises, I’m in for a dozen!

  3. The Newton reborn, I couldn’t agree more. This is definitely the best thing I’ve ever seen from Apple. I love my Newton. I was disappointed to see it discontinued. I found the hand writing recognition not too bad.

    This builds on that system with all of Jobs’, and Ives’ flair, savvy and style.

    Watch out Blackberry apple has you in their sights

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