Apple patent filing may lead to iPhone that predicts your needs

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Apple patent filing may lead to iPhone that predicts your needs

Apple 's iPhone 5.

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Your iPhone could one day switch to vibrate mode, adjust its own volume, and wake from sleep mode without you lifting a finger.

A patent application published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office suggests a phone or other device empowered with “situational awareness.” Dubbed “Electronic device with automatic mode switching,” the filing describes ways that the device can automatically perform certain tasks based on different conditions.

Filed in September 2011, the Apple patent application lays out the technology for a variety of devices, including mobile phones and media players. Using such embedded sensors, a device could detect external noises, temperatures, lighting conditions, and time of day, and then react accordingly.

The patent shows how a situationally aware device would work.

(Credit: USPTO)

For example, a device could automatically lower its ring volume based on what time you go to bed. It could adjust its own backlight based on the surrounding light. It could even turn your music on or off based on simple… [Read more]

Apple patent filing may lead to iPhone that predicts your needs

Apple patent filing may lead to iPhone that predicts your needs

Apple patent filing may lead to iPhone that predicts your needs

Apple patent filing may lead to iPhone that predicts your needs

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