News: Apple file quick access patent

Posted: April 6, 2013 in Apple, iOS
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Apple have filed a patent for quick access to certain apps directly from the iPhone’s lock screen.

Apple have said that the patent application outlines a system of rotating the “slide to unlock” slider on the iOS lock screen upwards, providing access to apps directly, without having to unlock the phone itself.

The patent does mention a touch sensitive home button on the slider which after a certain gesture would let you get access to certain apps.

Apple file a lot of patents, not all of them actually get used in final products, but this is the one that we think really needs to be implemented as the functionality in the lock screen is very limited compared to its competitiors.

Slide to unlock

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