Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Is This The Flip iPhone? Apple Patents Dual-Touch Screen Flip Phone

It's rare that Apple's patents actually show the exact form factors of devices they have in development, but this "dual sided trackpad" patent for a phone seems to definitely show that they've got some flipphone version coming up. The patent itself outlines a phone that has two multitouch sensors, both on the "bottom" part of the phone. When it's closed, the phone acts like your current model iPhone. When it's open, only the bottom part of the phone is touch-sensitive, whereas the top part is just a display.

Photoshop image of what the device might look like

Sources: 1,2

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