“In March, Apple was sued in a class action lawsuit by the blind and we pointed out how Apple has done more for the disabled than any other tech company,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“Then a report in July surfaced about how the disabled wanted Apple to do more for them,” Purcher reports. “Today, two new inventions have come to light that will assist the disabled in different ways at some point in the future on both iDevices and Macs.”
“Today a new patent application surfaces that covers the inner workings of Apple’s In-App program,” Purcher reports. “And lastly, another invention was published today covering more about Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint enrollment feature.”
Much more, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.
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