Apple receives patent to protect iPhone users' eyes from bright screens in dark rooms
by Alan Friedman / Apr 19, 2018, 9:52 PM
How is this done? The ambient light sensor on the device reads the amount of darkness in a room, and when the phone is turned on, the brightness of the screen would immediately be at the correct level for the occasion. Why is this important? Because users can be temporarily blinded by a bright screen when one is turned on in a dark room.
The patent, first filed in January 2007 with the USPTO, also details how an iPhone screen can prevent "luminescence shock" without the ambient sensor. This would be used to prevent the screen from becoming too bright after the phone receives a call or a message. In that scenario, the patent says that the screen would turn on at a reduced brightness level. And this could also help stretch out a handset's battery life by preventing the screen from lighting up so brightly whenever a phone call, a message or a notification is received.
Currently, Apple offers a Night Shift for certain iPhone and iPad models running iOS 9.3 and higher that not only reduces brightness, it filters out blue light to reduce eye strain.
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What a fk joke. Patent for auto brightness mode which they only made up a name for it?
posted on Apr 19, 2018, 9:59 PM 15
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This was in Android many years ago. But as the late Steve Jobs said, Good artists copy, Great artists STEAL.
posted on Apr 20, 2018, 12:04 AM 2
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Basically it's a metaphor. cies/129/Moving-the-Goalposts
posted on Apr 20, 2018, 6:04 PM 1
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Wow these a holes are making fun from a recent approved patent filed way back in 2007. Guys if happen to read the article it says it was filed 2007 but just approved. God. Hating a company for the sake of hating. That's really tacky no wonder. Smh
posted on Apr 20, 2018, 11:01 AM 0
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Ground breaking innovation.... Well done apple ...
posted on Apr 19, 2018, 10:26 PM 6
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Wow, same time first iphone announced. Also check this outhttps://www.eetimes.com/docume
posted on Apr 20, 2018, 12:04 AM 0
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Apple sucks, so they just renamed auto brightness. Nokia phones has this for ages!
posted on Apr 20, 2018, 1:26 AM 2
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