Apple patents handheld that recognizes your hands

By Emil ยท 4 replies
Sep 27, 2010
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  1. Apple has been granted a patent by the USPTO for a handheld that identifies users based on how they hold their device, as first noted by Engadget. The technology uses capacitive sensors to pick a user and load their profile with customized settings and preferences. A more important application wo...

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  2. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    So, grant a patent for systems that recognize how you hold a device, to a company whose leader momentarily "fixed" a flawed antenna design by telling customers how NOT to hold their device... Is that irony, or just one of the signs of the Apocalypse... I can't decide.
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    They're going to apply the technology to the iPhone 5 to determine whether you have signal or not. ;)
  4. Emil

    Emil TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 154

  5. Ok, I get it. So now, instead of wasting time writing an email to tech support or waste gas driving to an apple store, now your phone can tell you you're holding it wrong. Genius!!! Now Jobs won't be bothered by his pesky customers! :)

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