Apple patents handheld that recognizes your hands

Emil

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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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Vrmithrax

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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.
 

LNCPapa

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