“Apple has filed for a patent that addresses virtually every aspect of the iPhone, including potential additions such as GPS mapping, media messaging, video calls, and voice commands,” Aidan Malley reports for AppleInsider.
“While Apple has filed for patents covering individual aspects of the iPhone experience, including text messaging, a new patent application published late last week promises to roll all these and more into a single, comprehensive document — one which credits Apple chief Steve Jobs as first in the list of inventors,” Malley reports.
“In addition to describing much of what the iPhone is capable of today, the patent for a ‘Touch Screen Device’ would also safeguard Apple’s ability to implement several features that have yet to appear in any hardware or in a software revision for the cellphone. On a software level, the company describes simple additions such as instant messaging and a version of Safari capable of playing in-line content such as Quicktime movies or Flash without having to temporarily leave the browser environment,” Malley reports.
“Further welcome additions described in the publication would include a dedicated blogging client, Java software downloads, MMS picture and video messaging, and support for voice-activated commands as well as audio capture,” Malley reports.
More in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Schultz” for the heads up.]