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Apple Patents emerge for Thinner iPad and new Bezel

Discussion in 'User News Submissions' started by cgorney, Oct 1, 2010.

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    This week the website Patently Apple has uncovered 2 pending patents put forward by Apple that relate to the iPad.

    The first is a thinner design that will make the device easier to hold, but the second is more intriguing.

    They have called it a 'smart bezel'. It appears to be a new additional input device/button in the bottom left hand corner of the device.

    At this time it is not clear though whether it is a traditional push button or a touch device.
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    You know it wouldn't surprise me if it was a touch sensitive interface for the buttons on the bezel. Becoming very popular these days. My HD-DVR has this and it's quite nice, though at times hard to use because you need to press in the right area with no physical button for guidance.
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    Trouble is apple patents like a madman. Not all of these will be used.

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