Touchscreen enable/disable

Raphaël Jacquot sxpert at
Wed Jul 4 17:18:31 CEST 2007

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> Am 04.07.2007 um 16:53 schrieb Frederic Kettelhoit:
>> the iPhone has a proximity sensor. But it is patented afaik.
> The question is by whom. Apple? The sensor manufacturer? Nokia 7650? 
> Some 3rd party?
> See here:
> "On the upper part of the front, there's a proximity sensor for 
> switching the loudspeaker function off when the 7650 is lifted to the 
> ear, and a light sensor if the phone is set to automatically adjust the 
> backlight corresponding to the lighting conditions." The article is from 
> 2002 - oops - and I thought the iPhone is 5 years ahead?
> Nikolaus Schaller

yet another dumbass patent from hell :D

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