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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, 13:24 11

1. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15351; 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: 12836; 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, 13:46 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, 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, 15:32 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, 19:07

66. lyndon420 (Posts: 4713; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

No worries. There is plenty of future tech to be had without apple.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 22:27

74. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 597; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

Sony was the first to use motion control in 2003 with their EyeToy but it wasn't used widely for games unlike Wii which is in 2007 where its control is wholly motion controlled making it popular and thinking Nintendo was the first and Sony and Microsoft followed.

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, 15:58 5

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 22639; 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, 16:56 1

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

Well and wisely said +1 to you

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 19:11

67. lyndon420 (Posts: 4713; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Good post bud. Hit the nail on the head with this one. But we all know someone else will be making these by the millions before apple ever gets around to something like this.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 04:18 1

77. chemhaz (Posts: 161; Member since: 04 May 2012)

Samsung already has a functioning prototype - go to the 5 minute mark on this videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rrEhnXjvIo

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: 22639; 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, 16:50 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, 17:03 1

59. roscuthiii (Posts: 2227; 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: 22639; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

That's true

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 19:18

68. lyndon420 (Posts: 4713; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Yes...it was featured in an article here on PA awhile ago I'm sure. But the day will come when patents will be issued based on tangible products/prototypes instead of mere vaguely worded ideas. Considering how long it takes to get patents approved these days (which can take years), companies cannot sit around twiddling their fingers waiting for approval on a patent for a product they are ready to manufacture now. Just have to go with the old tried and tested phrase "Patent Pending".

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 18:29

61. KennethP4V (Posts: 33; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)

what? so from now on Apple cant file any patent? i dont know wut u guys r thinking and u guys have been brainwashed by samsung too much. U act like Samsung is really nice, innocent, and naive so Apple will easily patent this and that to take advantage of it. U act like samsung doesnt know wut it means to file a patent. If they really did invent something, dont worry, 1st thing they do b4 they even leak a rumor about it is file a patent. its not samsung's 1st day in the tech business, its funny seeing some people crying out loud like omg why samsung y r u letting apple do this y dint u patent it and blah blah blah, i laugh hard at how stupid u guys r.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 19:55

69. lyndon420 (Posts: 4713; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

How's life been treating you under that rock there? Welcome to earth. A lot of people/companies probably didn't even know how important a patent was until apple started claiming the rights to everything under the sun when it comes to tech.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 06:18

78. KennethP4V (Posts: 33; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)

hahah no buddy, this is just u who didnt know what patent is and how important it is. Read about the War of 1812. When the British occupied Washington DC, they basically burned down every government building, from the White House to the Congress building, but 1 thing they decided to leave alone, and it was the Patent Building. This is because they realized that there are many great American inventions and they respected that. Since hundreds of yrs ago we already have the concept of patenting innovations, just cuss ur ignorance dont assume that everyone r like u. But now lets assume that ur rite, no 1 think that patenting is important, but Samsung has been in a patent war with Apple for yrs now, how can they not know that they need to patent everything they've got? What a rubbish defense.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 13:38 24

8. alila2 (Posts: 157; 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, 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, 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 29 Mar 2013, 07:52

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

With what money? Samsung is worth more than Apple. Hell, compare their stocks!

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: 183; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

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

It's deja vu

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