Apple iPhone Nano rumor has been emerged again, for last few days there was report about the iPhone Nano and WSJ pushed the rumors with some of sources leaked it. Today this is with some leaked Patent document from US.
According Patently Apple, The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of nine newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. The notables within this group includes one that relates to Apple’s “Slide to Unlock” iOS GUI function and one for Aperture’s “magnifying loupe” feature to assist digital photographers. There are Apple’s two standing patents on this product which range from a simple design to that of a ground breaking dual-surface mini device that could rock the market.
The report states that the Apple has been granted a patent for their “Powering Off” and “Slide to Unlock” GUI features found on iOS devices. Apple’s patent covers portable devices with a display and a power switch configured to prevent the accidental engagement of the power switch and the resulting unintended powering-off of the device. And the new invention has been credited to CEO Steven Jobs, Senior VP of iPhone Software Scott Forstall and team members Greg Christie, Stephen Lemay, Marcel Van Os, Imran Chaudhri, Freddy Anzures and Patrick as the inventors of Granted Patent 7,890,778 originally filed in Q2 2007.
Apple has also been granted a patent for a shock sensor mounted in iOS devices; another for displaying hyperlink information on touch displays; another for a method and system for video encoding using a variable number of B frames; a patent that covers wireless communications and antennas relating to the iOS devices cellular and not; and lastly, Apple has been granted a patent related to a method and system for discovering a power source on a peripheral bus.
Anyway we have to take all these rumor with caution until any announcement is delivered the report also says that the iPhone nano is still tentative, but I find it odd that these iPhone nano rumors surfaced so quickly after HP had shown that they’ll have the jump on Apple. Either the rumors were to act as a distraction to HP’s news or a certain someone at Apple, who doesn’t believe in talking about future products, started the rumor so as to make it clear to Wall Street that HP won’t be alone in this market.