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  1. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    I think the link may not be working correctly here
     
  5. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    The links for a new thread in the iPhone section.
     
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    It's possible...

    that "Hankster":eek::confused: forgot to UPLOAD the attachment.
     
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    There have been a bunch of these articles about the technology posted including one on the front page here (last line):

    http://www.macrumors.com/2008/03/17/dual-sided-touch-panels-for-iphones-macbooks-tablets/

    The front page posting references the article you posted which talks about the patent application and the technology.

    Here's the actual patent document:

    http://images.appleinsider.com/dual-sided-mt-patent-appleinsider.pdf

    The patent application number is: PCT/US2007/019551

    Here is a patent application summary: http://www.wipo.int/patentscopedb/e...IA=US2007019551&QUERY=(AN/PCT/US2007/019551)+

    which is being referred to as: DUAL-SIDED TRACK PAD
     
  11. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    stupid. if they did that, then the iphone would either become enormous, or a lot of screen area would be sacrificed. any moving parts and i'm keeping my 8gb.
     
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    2nd Gen 3G iPhone Design Patent

    ModNote™: OP of merged thread. --mkrishnan

    i was watching the news a few weeks ago and they showed a new patent apple filed for the second gen iPhone. has anyone seen this patent before? what do you think about it?

    Youtube Link :apple::

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0dC-B58xDU
     

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    flipphone? hmm, not sure if I dig it... we shall see
     
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    wow...thats really all i can say.
    It would be a great design for a iPhone, but think of the clear thing in the sun!
    I doubt this is going to be the next gen iPhone, but it would be awsome!
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    One thing to remember is that Apple is constantly applying for patents for all kinds of things, some of which may be years away from market or may never, ever come to market.

    That being said, I do think someone will try a flip phone that's all screen at some time soon (if there isn't one already)? Either two capacitive (iPhone-like) screens or one touchscreen and one hard screen like a DS....
     
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    it was on the front page of macrumors.com for a while. It's an interesting idea, but I doubt that is what we'll see in the next iphone.
     
  17. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I hope Apple doesn't exclusively do something like the DS. While the DS is a better portable than the others out there, I EXTREMELY hate that touch screen at times because you are supposed to use a stylus. If I had 3 hands, that would be awesome. Alas, I'm stuck with 2.

    As far as the iPhone, I can't see much wrong with the current design. Maybe eventually it could be slightly bigger, but that would be a huge venture because of all the 3rd party docking accesories.

    Anywho, for a 2nd generation product just a year after the first generation, I doubt there will be any major physical changes.
     
  18. msizzle64 macrumors 6502

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    Really? When?
     
  19. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for providing the merge info; the threads are now merged. msizzle64's original post is indicated with a note from me at its beginning.
     

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