iPhone 2 to offer image capturing touch screen?

Discussion in 'Apple Discussions, Rumours and Speculation' started by Andy Huang, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Andy Huang

    Andy Huang Retired Moderator

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    This is a government link for patent applications, for a patent applied by Apple:
    http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=%2220060007222%22.PGNR.&OS=DN/20060007222&RS=DN/20060007222

    It does mention that the device is a telephone and pda... so, what does this mean? Imagine holding your iPhone facing yourself, and take a picture of yourself while looking at the screen... That's what it _MIGHT_ be able to do... only one of the many possible applications.
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    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    Excited =D
    This might be the PDA _supposedly_ being released at WWDC.
  3. errrick

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    well, it would be exactly the same to stare at the screen or stare at a small camera on the top of the phone.. so there wouldn't be much difference to the user experience.

    the impressive thing here is the tech involved into this feature. I mean, a camera behind the screen, wow!
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    flattop95 New Member

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    that would be awesome, and it would save a ton of space, allowing the phone to be smaller
  5. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    You would think that the Government Patent Office site would look better seeing as their budget is the entire country.

    Please Register or Log in to view images

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    haha so true
  7. josephlaffan900

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    Nice find!
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    Video Confrencing would be very cool, on an iPhone. If they had that, I would buy it for sure.
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    i feel u me tooo
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    this would be a huge invention...say you could take a video and display it on the screen at the same time....if you could link a bunch together and send the images captured by some to others then you have the beginnings of making something invisible...

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