Apple Patents Using Apps During Calls

Erik Sherman for CBS: >But the company keeps getting broad and fundamental patents on basic smartphone features. And its latest, granted today, is another doozy: the ability to swap to an app while maintaining a phone call. Seems like something that shouldn’t be patented. Curious though, before the iPhone did any other phone allow this?…

Erik Sherman for CBS:
>But the company keeps getting broad and fundamental patents on basic smartphone features. And its latest, granted today, is another doozy: the ability to swap to an app while maintaining a phone call.

Seems like something that shouldn’t be patented. Curious though, before the iPhone did any other phone allow this?

Thinking back I don’t recall ever trying to do this on another phone before the iPhone.

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