Apple Patent Application: Earlier today, we posted this story regarding a recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) patent application. This time around, we want to take a look at another interesting patent from the Cupertino-based company.
It is entitled Touch Correcting Keypad, and can be read in its entirety here.
The abstract gives a better idea of what the patent is all about:
“Disclosed embodiments relate to an adaptable touch keypad that adapts a key layout based at least in part upon detected typographical usage patterns of a user. The key layout may include an input region and graphic representation region for each key of the adaptable touch keypad. A processor of an electronic device may monitor for usage patterns of the adaptable touch keypad over time. The processors may modify the key layout based upon the usage of patterns.”
This is quite interesting when compared to the current functionality of the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone keyboard. The way things stand right now, the keyboard is quite functional. But in true Apple fashion, this is not good enough – they are looking for a way to do the job even better.
At this time, nobody knows for sure if this patent will ever makes its way into an Apple product. That being said, there is a good chance the company is at least considering it, especially since users have complained in the past about typing on the device. Some people simply can’t use the keyboard as they would like due to the letters being too small or another similar issue.
With this new technology, the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone keyboard would be able to adapt to the user of the phone. This would allow for a better typing experience without any input from the user.
Right now, this may sound like a dream but in the future it could become reality for the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone.
What are your thoughts on this patent? Do you like what it could bring to the iPhone?
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