The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. One of the top patent wins for Apple today covers Apple's second granted patent for an iWallet component relating to a motion based payment confirmation system. We first covered Apple's patent application on this matter back in August 2012 under the title "iWallet: Apple Intros Virtual Equivalent of a Credit Card Swipe." Apple's granted patent reveals their virtual equivalent of a credit card swipe on an iDevice GUI. The iWallet is going to be a major iPhone application in the future that could very well end up being one of the most important apps of the decade. Today's granted patent was filed for in August 2012 under number 8,364,590.
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