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August 2007

Apple's Files a Very Sophisticated iPhone Gesturing Patent

IPhone Gesturing Technology ICON On August 2, 2007, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's patent application titled Multi-touch Gesture Dictionary.  At first glance, Apple's patent could be taken as quite intimidating. I mean, who on earth really wants to learn an entirely new gesturing language just to be able to use your iPhone. Not many. However, for anyone who has ever learned the guitar, you know that it too looked insanely difficult at first. Yet with a little practice and some mean jamming with your friends, playing chords became second nature. Whether that proves to be the same for Apple's sophisticated gesturing language for the iPhone is another matter. I also know some mean playing numeric-pad accountants, and at the end of the day, I couldn't care less in learning that skill. Which way will the wind blow on this one? I don't know. Will it be viewed as cool to know the new Apple iPhone chord gesturing language or just a Mac cultists dream. Only time will tell on that one. For now however, Apple's patent is an interesting read. 

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