Apple wins key multi-antenna patent covering LTE and more

“The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of twenty-two newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Today’s first report covers a granted patent related the iPhone. The patent covers the use of a Multi-Antenna System which includes the key LTE frequency,” Purcher reports. “Apple has had some recent problems pertaining to the new iPad’s LTE coverage in Australia and some European countries. Other granted patents highlighted in today’s report include the iPhone’s Dynamic Audio Parameter Adjustment System and Apple’s second iPod shuffle design win in as many weeks.”

Purcher reports, “Our Final Patent Round Up section completes our report by listing an additional twelve granted patents covering such topics as ‘near real-time streaming related to playlists’ and ‘peer-to-peer security authentication protocol.’

Much more, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.


  1. The trouble with 4G is that EU and other countries have standardized different frequencies than US and Canada.
    I wonder if this can be fixed with a software update or is it dependent on hardware also?
    I believe some Android devices support all common frequencies. Why not iPad?!

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