“On May 09, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals one of the next chapters for Apple’s iPhone,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“Today’s patent reveals an innovative concept that is designed to help users control their incoming calls and voicemail by simply swiping their finger over the external camera lens,” Purcher reports. “It will control replay and fast forwarding of voicemail. In addition, the new methodology will also enhance one handed navigation of web pages, documents, a contact list or your iTunes library by simply swiping the camera lens in different swiping motion combinations.”
Purcher reports, “The majority of this patent was first reported on back in February 2010 under the title ‘Cool New Finger Swiping Camera Controls coming to iPhone & iPad.’ You can obtain more details and patent graphics from that report. Apple is adding one distinct addition to their original invention by adding general page scrolling.”
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