Apple seeks patent for its “Notification Center” in iOS

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



1. wendygarett unregistered

Not another patent :(

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's called innovation.

8. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

It's called stealing others' innovation.

54. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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...

55. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Hmm maybe not sarcasm.

65. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

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

10. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 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

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.

26. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

You are called a TROLL.

28. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

you sir are a certified troll among other iTrolls

30. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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!

32. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

39. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

56. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Yeah, Notification Toggle is a great example.

38. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Thank god this troll got banned

71. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

It did? AWESOME! :)

43. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

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

57. tedkord

Posts: 17504; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes, it's called Android's innovation.

60. drnggaj33

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

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

69. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 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...

77. gabe92

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

@Mxyptlk its called your an IDIOT.

7. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

Apple needs to be boycotted.

18. You.Have.To.Read.This

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 04, 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

36. atsamman

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 26, 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

2. lee480 unregistered

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

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That is innovation.

19. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011


53. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

74. ytja12

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

yeah right innovation is STEALING/COPYING

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If its your idea why not patent it.

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