“The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 23 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today that mainly covered utility patents,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “The exceptions were granted patents for GarageBand and Aperture.”
Purcher reports, “”What steals the limelight today is a new hand gesturing system peripheral set to attack the Mac Market within the next eight months. You’ll be able to zoom into maps, enter a signature, play shooter games and play in 3D spaces in ways more natural than Apple’s Magic Trackpad.”
“Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers,” Purcher reports. “It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.”
Read more in the full article, including a photo of a young Steve Jobs taken by Norman Seeff, here.
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