Touchscreen enable/disable

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at
Wed Jul 4 17:04:54 CEST 2007

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

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