Apple gets a patent for the same tech in the LG G8
by Michael Heller / Mar 01, 2019, 9:05 PM
phone calls whereas Apple's new patent appears takes that idea to its logical conclusion: vibrating the entire ring around the display in order to push sound. While the patent goes into dense detail about the engineering and design, it doesn't really let us know what it all means though. One of the issues with current sound-emitting display technology is that it can't get loud enough to be useful for much more than phone call audio, but it's hard to say if Apple's idea will fix that in any way.However, LG's implementation is just for the audio on
Of course, as with all patents, there's also no telling if this will ever be put into a real-world device. And, if it is, whether or not it would be based on this patent or another iteration being worked on by Apple's team. Not to mention, it's not hard to imagine LG beating Apple to the punch, considering it already has the first step in the process in its flagship for this year.
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How can they get a patent of someone else tech?
posted on Mar 01, 2019, 9:38 PM 6
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Of course they can, USPTO is their bitch after all.
posted on Mar 02, 2019, 1:36 AM 4
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Xiaomi was the first company to brought up screen vibration technology for sound. First xiaomi mi mix has this technology 3 years ago. Chinese are innovative, not apple or lg. Both apple and lg has copied the idea from xiaomi.
posted on Mar 02, 2019, 3:02 AM 1
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It funny how all those that are saying “how can Apple copy someone’s tech” fell for the title and didn’t read the article. Your simple mind fell for it, yet again. Phone Arena = 1, Haters = 0. Read the article - they didn’t patent the tech of sound emitting screens (that nearly every manufacturer already patented, btw), but rather this is something else - not the screen.
posted on Mar 02, 2019, 11:59 AM 0
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Core functionality doesn't change
posted on Mar 02, 2019, 3:37 PM 0
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