Apple Patent Finally Put to Use?

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  1. shortperson1026

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    This long lost (or should we say, almost lost) patent might finally see the light of day with the recently rumored 3x3 cm touch screen device.

    Could this be the control scheme to control such a device?
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    It's very plausible...
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    Wow, i can certainly see this being used.
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    That would be very hard to use.
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    Well... I disagree P:
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    I could see that, but then again i can't. It would make more sense to make it just a full touch. Slide your finger up it, and the songs go down, I don't know. Just seems like it to me.
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    I don't like that method on such a small screen...

    A) You don't have a very long range view... so flick scrolling seems like it would be a pain

    B) with a virtual scroll wheel, you have more accurate control, and you aren't restricted to the size of the screen, you just keep scrolling.
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    New Nano would be my bet.
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    I'm kinda hoping that it is a new product entirely. The screen size is kinda small... looks smaller than the screen on the current nano.

    EDIT:

    It's actually the same exact amount of pixels... same size too... just different proportions... :O

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