Apple earns patent for touch-screen commands

01/27/2009 | Google

Apple has won potential protection against its iPhone and iPod Touch rivals in the form of a patent that covers technology for "detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch-screen display" to enter commands. The patent covers such methods as finger or thumb swiping, twisting or spreading to flip pages, rotate views or enlarge images, according to an online filing on the U.S. Patent and Trade Office's site.

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