“On August 20, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals that Apple is serious about trying to provide the iPhone with a next-gen wireless headset that supports Voice over LTE or VoLTE,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“Better yet, Apple is going to bring voice calls to the iPad via the wireless headset,” Purcher reports. “This is a feature that is long overdue, with several competitors already offering this feature. Although you can answer calls today on your iPad, it’s reliant on your iPhone being nearby. This invention appears to go one step further.”
Purcher reports, “The headset is a headphone combined with a microphone, or it may be a pair of headphones with a microphone, or any personal listening electronic device that can provide the equivalent functionality of a telephone handset but with hands-free operation.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We can certainly see the usefulness of this in business settings for iPad-equipped workers.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]