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Patents reveal Apple’s car-friendly iPhone intentions

Patents reveal Apple’s car-friendly iPhone intentions

This week the folks at Apple have had a patent application turned up that may very well have the next iPhone controlling your Bluetooth-toting vehicle. In this set of patent applications, Apple seems to have either picked up on the smartphone vehicle interation trend early or thought of it before the wave began. In one application, Apple seeks to start a vehicle remotely with the iPhone - in the other, the iPhone can locate a vehicle in a parking lot.

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US International Trade Commission sides with Apple in Motorola patent case

US International Trade Commission sides with Apple in Motorola patent case

In late 2010, a Motorola complaint against Apple spurred what has been a long-lived legal squabble between the two companies, something Google has been on the losing end of. Earlier today, the U.S. International Trade Commission sided with Apple in a case started by Motorola over a sensor patent. Google sought to have certain varieties of the iPhone that used the patent's feature blocked in the US, but instead the patent was invalidated.

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Nokia Tablet resurfaces in patent and Adidas app preview

Nokia Tablet resurfaces in patent and Adidas app preview

It's not every day you see two tips from different sources on the same product the manufacturer hasn't yet confirmed to exist. But that's what's happening this week - and though both tips didn't appear today originally, sadly enough (that'd just be too lucky), it doesn't seem entirely a coincidence that both items would be showing up so close to one another. What we've got on our hands is the two newest appearances of the fabled Nokia tablet - could it finally be time?

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iPhone 5S event tipped for June 20 while Apple patent suggests ceramics

iPhone 5S event tipped for June 20 while Apple patent suggests ceramics

Take today's latest iPhone news with a grain of salt, folks, but it looks like Apple's next iPhone could be announced on June 20, and be released a couple weeks later sometime in early July. This isn't an odd time frame for Apple, however, as they've made announcements in June in the past. This would then point to a fall launch of a possible lower-cost iPhone that, according to a new patent, could come with a ceramic body.

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Apple patents wrap-around AMOLED display

Apple patents wrap-around AMOLED display

This week Apple's industrial designers and inventors have found their way back into the USPTO with a patent filing for a wrap-around display. This means that you'll have a device that's got a display that's wrapping around its sides rather than just sitting on the front - AMOLED in technology, too. You'll have brightness and light coming at you from all directions!

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