[PD] Apple iPhone

carmen _ at whats-your.name
Fri Jan 12 19:43:57 CET 2007

On Fri Jan 12, 2007 at 03:03:07PM +0100, Malte Steiner wrote:
> yeah, expensive locked down boutique device, Apple gets worse all the time, there have been different times when they were much more open. But, at least when they drop now the 'Computers' in the 
> name, now we know that they focuse on content and vertical integration. Guess GP2X or Nokia N800 for PDA needs are the more desirable gadgets. IPhone maybe is hackable but I dont like to be treated 
> as a criminal, for that pricetag I want an invitation to program it (read SDK).
> I wonder if they hired Jeff Han for doing the multitouchscreen although it is obviously not cameradriven...

for the touch technology they acquired this company: http://www.fingerworks.com/

i wonder if apple 200 patents are going to hinder touch-interface progress for the entire industry? does anyone have a complete list? Jeff Han is certainly prior art, as far as i'm concerned

> Cheers,
> Malte
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