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Apple looking to extend battery life by tinkering with ways to power-off Bluetooth

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Oct 2011, 12:19

Apple is seeking a patent for a system that would allow a user to power off one Bluetooth connected device and other connected Bluetooth devices would also power down; in the application, Apple notes that because some users forget to turn off Bluetooth connected devices, battery life on Bluetooth devices suffer...

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posted on 13 Oct 2011, 13:17 5

1. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

Is that thing able to be patent-protected? Pure madness !! The US patents system has to change

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 13:34 2

2. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)

why would this not be something worthy of a patent?

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 17:30 2

6. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

I don't actually think he himself believes that Apple shouldn't have been granted a patent, he just saw the words "Apple" and "patent" together and started regurgitating everything thing he reads on the web like "the US patent system has to change"

This is highly specific and it seems like it deserves a patent.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 17:43 5

7. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

I just am not so sure that a device automatically turning off its bluetooth to whatever extent deserves a patent.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:24 3

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

Apps on the android market (and cydia if I'm not mistaken) turn bluetooth, 4G/3G,when the device is inactive or the screen is off or your location and time among other variables , so patterning this does not sound like something worthy

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:38 3

9. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

I actually had a cydia app that did that. I unjailbroke my phone for iOS 5 but yeah there is.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 20:30 2

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

Someone told me about software patents like this and why they should not be approved this is basically:

-when a situation "x" is presented turn off bluetooth. They are just using anothey type of situation but the idea is the same.

Its like patterning cutting cake with an army knife, the action of cutting the cake already exist but you are using an army knife or a samuray sword To do it.

Oh and hope you can jailbreak fast =)

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 23:26 2

12. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Yes lets hope they can get crack this ios 5 thing. : )
I couldnt agree more its an insane thing to patent turning off bluetooth differently. There is no way this goes through zero.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 14:03 3

3. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

How about patenting the "power button"?

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 14:10 4

4. droidcandy13895 (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)

come on .....patents r only for some kind of innovation and not for tinkering with settings

if this trend is established then rom maker would be filing for patents in android world......sounds quite stupid

well i may reconsider this matter if Taco insists......she's really cute (but i will always be a android guy)

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 17:14 2

5. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

apple is applying for a patent by being creative and making the feature that's available on android but better? how id apple getting away with copying the notification feature on the android. it's probably the most widely used feature for me

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:49

10. pongkie (Posts: 654; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

Its a nice patent but nicer if apple is willing to share it for the right price not hug it all by itself.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 01:10 1

13. goflet (unregistered)

can the iphone transfer files via bluetooth?? what's the point of bluetooth on apple devices?.only bluetooth headset

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