Dialing with a click wheel

in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
MacNN reports on three Apple patents

Wow, they can patent this? Another sign software patents are way out of hand, as if we needed another sign. I brought up these exact same ideas (the first two of the three, at least) about a year ago during speculation for the iPhone. If I recall, Melgross called it a stupid idea and Apple would never do it like that. Guess I'm not as crazy as people thought.


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    flinch13flinch13 Posts: 228member
    Dialing with a clickwheel sounds absolutely horrible. This is a move back to the age of the freakin' rotary phone! I'm guessing the center button would call the operator so they could patch you through on the switchboard. Or maybe it's a built-in telegraph so you can send messages in morse code.

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