With yesterday’s presentation from Google, the company has finally unveiled the future software that awaits its products. Among the improvements, there is one that has gone unnoticed but has a story behind it. It is elastic scroll that launches Android 12 and that it is from the original iPhone. The patents protecting it have expired, leaving its use within the reach of any manufacturer.
Scrolling on an original iPhone shown by Steve Jobs
Those who have been following tech for some time, and especially Apple, will remember when Steve Jobs showed the world how to navigate the menu on the original iPhone. With his finger, he showed how the parchment worked with an inertia that continued to move the screen as he lifted his finger.
The more speed you gave it with your finger, the faster it traveled. And when you reach the end of the menu or list, bounced
Steve Jobs said on stage they patented the original iPhone ad infinitum, now that the protection has faded
And today, over 14 years later, the patents that protected the original iPhone have expired. This information is collected by the US Patent and Trademark Office, where design patents before May 13, 2015
This means that from January 7, 2021, the patents of the original iPhone began to be exposed, as the Twitter user gathered. Sam gross. It ensures that the patents of this model are dated January 7, 2007 (There are other precedents). Thanks to the expiration of the patents on the iPhone, which Steve Jobs claimed to have patented ad nauseam, we are now seeing Android 12 arrive without foreseeable legal consequences.