Apple patents software to battle dropped cell phone calls

06/7/2007 | (U.K.)

Apple has announced that it has received a patent for software called an "accessory detector," which can help prevent cell phones from dropping calls. The company says the software keeps the different radios on a cell phone from interfering with one another and does the same for any devices attached to phones. Analysts speculate that Apple could license the software to makers of remote controllers, GPS devices and wireless handheld gaming devices.

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