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Apple seeks patent for its “Notification Center” in iOS

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Apple seeks patent for its “Notification Center” in iOS
We can hear the giggles from the Android clan already, indeed we can. Apparently, Apple thinks it is on to something special with its application titled, “Systems and Methods for Displaying Notifications Received from Multiple Applications.”

We know what you are thinking, Android had this type of thing running years before it was even a twinkle in the eye of iOS. In fact, Google’s filing for Android’s “notification bar” was back in 2009. However, there are indeed quite a few differences between the platforms. The commonality is “pulling down the shade” to view them and that is about it.  Apple’s centralized notification incorporates more “widget” type functions whereas that feature is commonplace all over the Android user experience. 

This filing by Apple was done back in June 2012. Since Samsung has alleged that Apple’s centralized notifications for iOS infringes on active patents (assumed to mean the “notification bar”), this will no doubt play a role and make an appearance in future legal drama as the proceedings between Apple and Samsung continue.

sources: USPTO via Apple Insider




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posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:16 35

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Not another patent :(

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:18 2

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14269; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It's called innovation.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:23 61

8. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


It's called stealing others' innovation.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 09:34 2

54. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


From what i analyse, patents is the new innovation...according to Mxyzptlk.
Oh, oh, so now i get it...this is why they've been screaming innovation at the sight new, new iPhones!!
Sad...

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 09:49

55. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Hmm maybe not sarcasm.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 13:22 1

65. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


Yes but Apple can get away with stealing what they do not innovate.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:25 37

10. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


From where do you see innovation in that? It's clear that apple just took the notification shade from android, added a weather and stock "widget" (so they call it) and put it in the iOS. Google could sue them, but didn't. It's clear stealling

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:55 23

23. MeoCao (unregistered)


Very dumb implementation, this means the notifications can't be listed in time order?

But still this must be stopped as it's a ripoff of Android's innovation.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 04:07 24

26. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


You are called a TROLL.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 04:33 25

28. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


you sir are a certified troll among other iTrolls

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 04:39 18

30. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Please pull your head out of your butt-pucker or rather pull that Apple you have stuffed up in there! Its called highway robbery if they get awarded this patent...Apple is done mate!
I'll support Apple when Is ee true innovation come out...I give them credit where its due...the original iPhone, the iPhone 4/4s and the iPad 2...the list stops right there!

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 04:42 14

32. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It is called gaming the patent process. Even if Apple can convince an examiner to grant a patent, it won't stand up to an invalidity challenge. Google's notification center application pre-dates Apple's application by 3 years.

Adding widget-like processes to a notification center function is unique? Puhleeeease.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 06:32 11

39. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


The best part... Android has "ongoing" notifications that act just like widgets

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 10:04 1

56. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Yeah, Notification Toggle is a great example.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 06:30 10

38. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Thank god this troll got banned

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:36

71. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)


It did? AWESOME! :)

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 07:06 5

43. Bedz81 (Posts: 83; Member since: 30 Dec 2012)


How you have been allowed to post this nonsense this long is beyond me..... you are a shock posting troll

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 08:50 2

47. lyndon420 (Posts: 4564; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Yup...Google innovation.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 10:11 2

57. tedkord (Posts: 12308; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes, it's called Android's innovation.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 11:16

60. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


smh no innvation ...if your copy everyone ....they're just copy google again apple go to sleep

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 15:01

69. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Holy crap, you sir, are the biggest troll I have ever seen on the internet... how I wish Phonearena disable your account and future ones you would make...

No apple fan, even the blindest one would be such a moron like you are. And even if you were trying to sound funny, by posting "irony" or "sarcasm" it does not suit you...

Keep wasting your money...

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 02:29

77. gabe92 (Posts: 27; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


@Mxyptlk its called your an IDIOT.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:22 34

7. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Apple needs to be boycotted.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:37 12

18. You.Have.To.Read.This (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


AGREE!!!
I really hope American will wake up and say enough is enough.
Punish Apple, stop buying their product until they understand they hurting competition

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 05:00 5

36. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


omg!!!!

the only thing left for apple to do is to claim inventing android"lol !!!
and the Judges might even give them a patent
this is becoming to be very annoying
iam really surprised why google didnt sue apple for this

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:16 14

2. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


This is called innovation. Yeah, right.......

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:18

4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14269; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That is innovation.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 03:39 15

19. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


troll

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 09:31 4

53. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Your life is a joke, man. Seriously. You are the most pathetic troll on this website.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 19:19

74. ytja12 (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


yeah right innovation is STEALING/COPYING

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