Apple’s New Patent Could Make Your iPhone Smarter On the Go
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been awarded a patent to develop a user interface that anyone who has ever been frustrated by typos or fumbled and accidentally dialed the wrong person on their iPhone while on the go should be excited about, reports Apple Insider.
The graphical user interface patent provides a solution to clumsy fingers and a sometimes less-than-intuitive touchscreen. The patent, (U.S. patent no. 8,631,358) outlines the specs for a user interface system that adjusts for users’ movements via minor software adjustments.
It may not be the most ground-breaking patent out there, but it certainly addresses a problem anyone with the popular smartphone has experienced at least once. The slight bobbing motion of walking, for instance, can lead to touchscreen mis-taps, and running while trying to use the phone’s touchscreen-only interface — while probably not particularly advisable in the first place — is next to impossible.