RUMOR: Apple considering licensing iPhone OS X, multi-touch?

Apple Store“There’s a very large lake in Northern Utah that has almost as much salt as should be necessary for this rumor, but as it comes from one of our people from Apple behind the lines, there’s a chance that we might see some of these details in the future,” Matt Hickey reports for CrunchGear.

Hickey reports, “While checking the validity of a totally different unsubstantiated rumor, our contact dropped something of a bomb on accident. When asked if he or she could confirm our rumor (which we’ll get to later today), he or she responded that he or she saw something about it in an email, but didn’t read it, as it didn’t pertain to his or her job, and was late for a meeting at the time. I asked what kind of meeting, and he or she said, ‘Licensing for the iPhone.'”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Winston” for the heads up.]


  1. Licensing for the iPhone NOT licensing of the iPhone. English folks.

    Apple may have 200 patents in the iPhone, but they will be licensing more than a couple of technologies from other people, not to mention the name from Cisco.

  2. And in other news, the world will likely continue to spin at it’s normal pace today.

    Of course Apple is going to license this technology. They may not license it to direct competitors, but I could see some interesting microwaves in the future ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  3. I think Google should pay me licensing fees… after all, Ive been using that word for years !!

    I own it, and Im not giving it back !! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”LOL” style=”border:0;” />

  4. Actually, licensing OS X to other companies is not necessarily a bad thing. All those phones running an OS X variant…. and they all play nice with THAT computer. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

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