Apple's 'Display Shield' Patent Doing Rounds

Back in 2009, Apple had approached the US Patent and Trademark Office to file a patent. The patent revealed now, brings to light Apple’s plans to instate better privacy systems.

Complete viewing privacy

Complete viewing privacy


The patent application number to the credit of a certain David Gere – 20110116017 mentions the requirement of a ‘systems and methods for electronically controlling the viewing angle of a display’. Simply put, Apple is working on a system that takes viewing privacy to a whole new level. With the patent in place, users will be able to steer their display angles in such a way that their screens will be viewable for them only. The patent also mentions employing the liquid crystal elements in the display that can be maneuvered once the user hits the ‘privacy mode’ button. This means that nobody else, apart from the user would be able to view the user’s screen.

A clear way to keep eavesdroppers at bay, Apple’s latest patent, although not confirmed yet, surely seems to have a lot of takers. 


Source: Neowin

Published Date: May 23, 2011 11:51 am | Updated Date: May 23, 2011 11:51 am