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  • iPhone Patent Lays Out Possible New Features
    Aidan Malley at AppleInsider dug up and dug through a recent Apple iPhone patent that describes many possible future features for the iPhone. Including many that we are already expecting in the 3g iPhone expected to be announced by Mr. Jobs on June 9th.



    If you want to know what else is in store for the future of the iPhone take a flip through the 371 page patent here. You will recognize every feature of the iPhone you currently know and love, but with enough digging you'll stumble upon some interesting ones.

    Lucky for us Aidan already did! Of course Apple has no obligation to include all these neat new features, but if they want to nothing is going to stop them. We hope to see many of these in 3g iPhone release.

    Possible features that would probably implemented on the original iPhone via a firmware update (if implemented at all of course):
    • Instant Messaging
    • Flash and Quicktime in Safari
    • A blogging client
    • Java software downloads
    • MMS messaging
    • Voice activated commands
    • Voice Recording
    Hardware changes expected for the 3g iPhone:
    • GPS module with geo-tagging
    • Optical sensor for videoconferencing
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone Patent Lays Out Possible New Features started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. Dust Busta's Avatar
      Dust Busta -
      I hope this comes out on the 9th because I'm selling my phone this weekend!

      Can't wait to see some of these new features, Is a Video Recorder also going to be added?
    1. matinm90's Avatar
      matinm90 -
      does the 371 page patent really have that diagram? if so then we are set, it will have gps.
    1. iPhoneMadness's Avatar
      iPhoneMadness -
      * Instant Messaging
      * Flash and Quicktime in Safari
      * A blogging client
      * Java software downloads
      * MMS messaging
      * Voice activated commands
      * Voice Recording

      How does a patent show these features? Or is it just wishful thinking?
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by matinm90 View Post
      does the 371 page patent really have that diagram? if so then we are set, it will have gps.
      actually thats two diagrams. This first one is on the first page of the patent.
    1. steveleepete's Avatar
      steveleepete -
      it's going to be a loooong week :]
    1. cockyjeremy's Avatar
      cockyjeremy -
      6/9 is my birthday.. such a badass birthday present!!!
    1. DarkMirc's Avatar
      DarkMirc -
      Well it looks like there is still no file sharing for bluetooth
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -
      Damnit June 9th!
      Come faster already!
    1. belezaman's Avatar
      belezaman -
      i hope it has all the features that we are expecting!! anybody buy some stock in apple?? (AAPL) cause they are going to sell a hell of alot of 3g iphones!!! haha.... i cant believe they are producing millions of iphones, and not one person has got their hands on what one does and what it looks like to show the people of the internet world...... this is B#LLSH$T!!
    1. MattMac's Avatar
      MattMac -
      @iPhoneMadness -> And anyone else interested. Flick through the patent if you don't believe it... the link is there to the full thing...

      Hmm, I've been thinking... The picture on the right is an image of the iPhone running the Safari app... The add bookmark button is in the top left like in the old Safari (per 1.1.3). Its in the centre on the bottom bar in the post 1.1.3 version of Safari. It sparks questions in my mind...
    1. huntor's Avatar
      huntor -
      i bet they'll announce it on the 9th and release it on the 27th or the 30th.
      (i'd say the 29th but its on a sunday.)
    1. cscho0415's Avatar
      cscho0415 -
      it also says video, browsing and search modules...
    1. dontevenfucwitme's Avatar
      dontevenfucwitme -
      any new word on pricing? i am planning to sell my phone within the next few days since i know i can get more than i paid for it still on ebay
    1. ~Steve Jobs~'s Avatar
      ~Steve Jobs~ -
      sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
    1. kadinh's Avatar
      kadinh -
      it seems like it is getting better and better every day. why isnt it june 9th now?!
    1. MOEPLO's Avatar
      MOEPLO -
      Quote Originally Posted by cockyjeremy View Post
      6/9 is my birthday.. such a badass birthday present!!!
      haha same here 6/9 baby!!! my birthday couldnt get ANY better. unless the 3g actually releases that day!
    1. redelephantlabel's Avatar
      redelephantlabel -
      what? optical sensor for videoconferencing? Isn't the optical sensor just for automatic brightness adjustment?
    1. iPhoneMadness's Avatar
      iPhoneMadness -
      Quote Originally Posted by MattMac View Post
      @iPhoneMadness -> And anyone else interested. Flick through the patent if you don't believe it... the link is there to the full thing...

      Hmm, I've been thinking... The picture on the right is an image of the iPhone running the Safari app... The add bookmark button is in the top left like in the old Safari (per 1.1.3). Its in the centre on the bottom bar in the post 1.1.3 version of Safari. It sparks questions in my mind...
      I didn't say I didn't believe it, I was just wondering how all that is interpreted from the Patent.

      It made more sense after I read threw it a bit.
    1. vikiniland's Avatar
      vikiniland -
      Finally getting flash!
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by redelephantlabel View Post
      what? optical sensor for videoconferencing? Isn't the optical sensor just for automatic brightness adjustment?
      Yes it is.

      I said this in the Chit Chat thread but it bears repeating: this patent was for the first iPhone, the one most of us have. Like Cash said, these are all things Apple have thought off, but nothing is set in stone. Not all of what's here is going to happen, they just put it there because like any other smart company, they want to cover their bases on the legal part behind the iPhone so in the off-chance they DO bring new features, they can go "oh yeah, we were planning this all along, see our old iPhone 1.0 patent, it's there"