Apple acquires paging patent to assist enterprise and medical complexes

Apple has “acquired a new paging reception related patent,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The new technology could allow Apple to add premium upsell services for iOS devices in the future that will enable them to further challenge the likes of RIM who currently offers such services,” Purcher reports. “Apple’s newly acquired patent will allow Apple to push further into both the enterprise and medical complex spaces which will provide devices like the iPhone and iPad with yet greater value.”

Purcher reports, “Patently Apple has discovered a USPTO document showing that Apple has acquired a patent titled ‘Methods and Apparatus for Paging Reception in Multimode Wireless Networks.’ …In general we know that this technology could be integrated into iOS devices so that hospital doctors, surgeons and key staffers will be able to use future iOS devices for communications within the hospital without the use of 3 or 4G wireless networks which are known to interfere with hospital equipment.”

Full article, including info about Apple’s “Aloha” trademark and much more, here.

MacDailyNews Take: Paging Dr. Market Domination. Dr. Market Domination to Cupertino. Stat!

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

1 Comment

  1. Interesting. I could see that flying in the hospital for doctors no sweat. Even visiting a family member like the report points out is so true. I wish my wife and I would have had something like that when my Dad was sick. On another note, I wonder if it could be used for tweeting.

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