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February 02, 2012


@ Paul

Thanks for your comment. It's much appreciated.

However, my answer is No I'm not reading too much into this. I point directly to the focus of the patent under "Exmplary System" where Apple states: "If the GUI is touch sensitive, then a stylus or one or more fingers could be used to interact with the desktop."

That's for an exemplary system, and that's pretty clear information. The background of the patent also echos this same focus. In the big picture, Apple has filed a very details iMac Touch patent, so there's a foundation of work to build on here. It's not what I want to hear, it's what's being presented as fact. Follow-up patents such as this, illustrate their ongoing work on such touch devices, including a desktop.

I think you are reading "touchscreen iMac" into every case where a patent references both a mouse pointer and touch input. It would be wise to remember that mouse patents are to limit what a competitor can do as much as or more than protect what you might do, so they are broad and try to cover multiple implementations.

Ha, ha, ha. Apple did "tons of user tests on this." Are you seriously drunk. Steve Jobs didn't believe in testing beyond his inner circle and he didn't get researchers to test anything because he was paranoid. So his statement was so contradictory, that only the mad faithful could swallow it without laughing. And the foolish photo of an arm pointing out to a MacBook, associated with that claim, is the dumbest visual ever.

Who ever envisioned using a touchscreen in that mode with the cover up in a standard manner? On the other hand, if the display flips over, then you have an iPad like product. This would have nothing to do with gorilla arm. Boy, the apple fan suckers using that as a fact should have their heads examined.

Steve Jobs talked about Gorilla Arm:

We’ve done tons of user testing on this,” Steve Jobs said in Wednesday’s press conference, “and it turns out it doesn’t work. Touch surfaces don’t want to be vertical. It gives great demo, but after a short period of time you start to fatigue, and after an extended period of time, your arm wants to fall off.”

However, the surface of an iMac Touch isn't vertical. So the argument is moot. Like monkeys, the mac community repeat the same old argument that doesn't apply here. Funny people

Seem like this patent would be great for a 'touch remote' for the iTV also.

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