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Apple patent points to iPhone, iPod status indicators

A recently published Apple patent application suggests the company is developing a new system of status indicators for its iPod and iPhone devices. The patent describes a system in which the main backlight of the device sports a semi-transparent area, allowing a low-power, secondary backlight to show through, displaying simple icons to show whether the iPod is playing music, indicate new email or voicemail, missed calls, and so on. As with all Apple patents, this filing does not necessarily represent any future product release from Apple, but offers evidence of the company’s research in this area.

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This would be a nice timesaver addition…you would know by a quick glance alone if you had a new voicemail/email/SMS without having to flick on the screen all the time.  Simple but helpful.  Now if we could only get Apple to just add a few features we have been clamoring for from the start….

Posted by Charles Starrett on November 20, 2008 at 4:02 PM (CST)

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...like cut, copy, and paste.  :)

Posted by Charles Starrett on November 20, 2008 at 10:45 PM (CST)

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