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Apple files patent application for an Apple iPhone with wrap-around AMOLED display

0. phoneArena 28 Mar 2013, 13:13 posted on

Apple has filed an application with the USPTO for a patent on an Apple iPhone with a wrap-around glass display; the title for the application is "Electronic device with wrap around display," which allows the most screen space to be used, while other parts of the patent application deal with facial recognition and multiple layers for 3D imaging...

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posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:47

45. javac (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


you really are the worst apple fan boy ever!
Samsung has already made this technology.
Apple is just one big fraud! live with it!!
They don't innovate anything!

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 13:24 11

1. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15798; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Neat. Looks like an innovative concept.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 13:28 12

2. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


is it really ?

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 13:35 37

5. tedkord (Posts: 13040; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes, a flexible amoled screen device. Very innovative. No one else has been working on a flexible amoled screen device. /sarcasm

This is Apple doing what Apple always does - looking at what others are doing, and patenting it to prevent the actual innovators from marketing it.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 13:38 24

8. alila2 (Posts: 158; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


samsung already showed wrap-around edge screen , and where apple going to buy the amoled screens from ????? hahahaha

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 13:46 7

10. JulianGT (Posts: 89; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


It s like when sony and microsoft tried to include motion controls like the wii after seeing the success of the Wii

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 13:51 12

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Neat. Looks like an innovative concept."

Which exactly part of this concept is Apple's innovation, AMOLED display or wrapping ? :DDD

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 13:57 2

16. gustavoace (Posts: 185; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Really? I saw this 2 years ago.... see this youtube video watch?v=Thfy1HF-2t4

It's deja vu

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:03 4

18. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Another innovation that they will steal and claim they have invented it!

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:04 9

19. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Apple would become Samsung's lil b*tch xD

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:11 1

20. imran86 (Posts: 175; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Except for the stealing thing.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:14 5

21. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15798; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


How is it theft when they are the ones who came up with the design and idea? It's theft when you design your phone to look like your competitor and gain sales because of that. That is theft.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:30 3

25. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


I can assure you that Apple has nothing to do with this design. The AMOLED has been a way for quite sometimes now. So have wrap around. These 2 innovation has a lot to do with Sony and Samsung. Beside all the pre-design and attempt to patent have already been around or nobody cares for.

Maybe the buttons, connections or speakers can be patent. But who cares. Really look at, it looks like and apple pie from McDonalds. Oh what it has something to do with "apple"

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:40 1

30. talon95 (Posts: 679; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Apple is buying an off the shelf product, a 6 year old could take a flexible screed and wrap it around a block. How are their concept sketches impressive when we saw actual working hardware with wrap around screens from Samsung a month ago? Oooh, right, that's where they got the idea. So it's stealing if anyone else does it but when Apple does it they "came up with it". You're good for a laugh once in a while. Thanks

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:50 2

32. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


no no no no nooooooo come on samsung why would you sell such awesome technology to your enemy? samsung should have made phones with curved screen themselves.
for past 4 years samsung showed off this screen and then secretly sold it to apple?

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:51 1

33. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


no no no no nooooooo come on samsung why would you sell such awesome technology to your enemy? samsung should have made phones with curved screen themselves.
for past 4 years samsung showed off this screen and then secretly sold it to apple?

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:57 3

35. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


we lived half a decade of "rounded corner" and now rounded screen? this patent better not get verified. apple knows itself it cant produce this screen so they wont let samsung make it either. this will kill a whole direction of smartphone future.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:00 5

37. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


And America has made things easier for Apple with relevance of all prior art being made irrelevant. So stealing is legalized now for the benefit of such trolls :)

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:02 2

38. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Yea when twins are born that's called stealing ... sure why not. Good they don;t sue each other. Apple is already paying the price for being a troll and would pay more in future ... you just cannot fool all the people all the time :)

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:32 6

42. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


When did Apple ever made anything?
They are a R&D company, what's wrong with USA granting these patent to Apple, or is the USPTO bribed or are the dimwits,,,,?
Looks like its a backhand job: "Bribe" Apple will go to a insane state and pay whatever it takes to attain this!

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:35

43. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


You are a true "APPLE ROYALLY"

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:58 5

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 23003; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apples a jerk for doing that, but from a business standpoint it's very smart. Do I like it...no, but I understand what they're doing. Think if the fist soft drink maker had patented the aluminum can, or glass bottle. I hope Sammy was smart enough to patent it first since its theirs.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 16:00 2

47. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


LMAO, isn't it pathetic? They have hit the brickwall on innovation so they ATTEMPT to stop others in the Court room. Which is downright pathetic and anyone who endorses their products from mid 2012 on is either a blind idiot. Or a straight up Dbag.

This is complete BS if they issue this to them and they turn around to use it.

But then again the chairmen of the FCC is supposedly stepping down or already has done so. So HOPEFULLY somebody with HALF a sack will step in and do what is right and stop this crap.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 16:06 2

49. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


No this is Samsungs fault, they should have patented this, they didn´t and now someone else did it. A normal customer doesn´t care if it is a stolen technology, he just looks at it and says cool I want that and if it is Apple, he will probably buy it because Apple said that it a super new tech made by them. So Samsung should have patented this long before Apple did, I mean they invented this , right?

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 16:12 1

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 23003; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Do you know for sure if they didn't, or are you generally speaking Pedro?

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 16:16 1

53. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


apple will buy Samsung. LOL

they will buy their screens from LG and sharp. Not Samsung because the already terminated the partnership.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 16:50 1

57. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


I don´t know, these patents just gives me headaches :). But it would be pretty stupid of Samsung not to patent this great piece of technology.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 16:56 1

58. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Well and wisely said +1 to you
™®

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 17:03 1

59. roscuthiii (Posts: 2228; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Before the changeover to first-to-file here in the US , I'm sure companies probably just figured they could rely on invalidation through proof of prior art. Corporate accountants probably told them a cost/benefit analysis showed that they shouldn't spend money filing for everything under the Sun if they could just limit expenditures to specific patents.
Of course now that we're first-to-file in the US, companies are better off saying to hell with a fully developed innovation, just file "something" to get a lock on the patent.
First-to-file may work overseas but in America's "corporatocracy" I can only see us, the consumers, getting bent over.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 17:26 1

60. darkkjedii (Posts: 23003; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's true

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