1. iMore.com's Avatar
    An early patent granted to Apple shows an iPod-like virtual click wheel implementation on an iPad, hinting that Apple tested the UI for other devices. Full story from the iMore Blog...
    12-29-2022 09:00 PM
  2. Up_And_Away's Avatar
    This probably wouldn’t have been as bad an error as the Apple ROKR phone (pre-iPhone) but with the ROKR Apple could say “it was Motorola’s fault). A click wheel IPad would have left Apple no one to blame but themselves. Fortunately the idea was probably just a couple of engineers playing around with the idea but was never close to fruition.
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    12-30-2022 03:08 AM
  3. scruffypig's Avatar
    Apple patents lots of things. Just because they patent the idea, doesn’t mean it has to come to fruition. Apple has a right to govern their company and product decisions as they see fit, you know.
    Up_And_Away likes this.
    01-02-2023 07:06 PM

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