Careful! iPhone May Just Give Its Competition A Paper Cut

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The iPhone 5 has been available on the market for more than a month now and has already been added into the ongoing Apple-Samsung lawsuit, alongside the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Apple granted Page Flip patent

Apple of course has a laundry list of patents and it is ever expanding. The latest is one that ex-Apple iOS chief Scott Forstall would have been really proud of. While he is gone, his UI lives on, until Jony Ive and the gang get on with iOS 7 at least.

Apple was recently awarded the patent for “page flipping”. This skeuomorphism sits well with Apple iOS products and will certainly give rival devices a paper cut if they try and copy it too closely.

While this may look like an unimportant patent, many of Apple’s lawsuits revolve around the simpler features. So this is a big win for the Cupertino-based company. Check out the image below to see what we mean by page flipping.

Apple patent

Apple patent

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.