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Old 03-20-2008, 07:58 PM
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Default Apple Applies For Wired Wireless Pairing Patent

Another Apple patent application has been recently uncovered detailing a
new method for pairing wireless devices to other devices. The
application notes that many wireless devices, especially Bluetooth ones
like the iPhone, require manual pairing to avoid interfering with other
devices, but this poses a problem.

Pairing a Bluetooth device often requires the user to enter a PIN code
for the devices to pair them wirelessly. However, many devices have a UI
that isn't always easy to use (although I wold argue that it would be
hard to find one easier than the iPhone).

Apple's patent application describes a method of exchanging PIN codes
between devices using a wired link, such as USB or FireWire cables, and
peripherals including but not limited to computers, phones, media
players, printers and headsets.

This would theoretically allow users to quickly pair a device like the
iPhone to a Mac or PC over a wired connection.

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Old 03-21-2008, 12:12 AM
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Default Re: Apple Applies For Wired Wireless Pairing Patent

iPhone News <invalid@nospam.net> amazed us all with the following in
news:invalid-6BE765.14584920032008@news.giganews.com:

> Another Apple patent application has been recently uncovered detailing a
> new method for pairing wireless devices to other devices. The
> application notes that many wireless devices, especially Bluetooth ones
> like the iPhone, require manual pairing to avoid interfering with other
> devices, but this poses a problem.
>
> Pairing a Bluetooth device often requires the user to enter a PIN code
> for the devices to pair them wirelessly. However, many devices have a UI
> that isn't always easy to use (although I wold argue that it would be
> hard to find one easier than the iPhone).
>
> Apple's patent application describes a method of exchanging PIN codes
> between devices using a wired link, such as USB or FireWire cables, and
> peripherals including but not limited to computers, phones, media
> players, printers and headsets.
>
> This would theoretically allow users to quickly pair a device like the
> iPhone to a Mac or PC over a wired connection.
>


Cool- when they get the technology developed, let us know. I can only
think of about a dozen reasons why this is a horrible idea. Of course, I
didn't expect a fanboi like you to figure that out- it requires a type of
logical reasoning you are obviously incapable of.

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Old 04-04-2008, 05:00 AM
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Default Re: Apple Applies For Wired Wireless Pairing Patent

"iPhone News" wrote...
> Pairing a Bluetooth device often requires the user to enter a PIN code
> for the devices to pair them wirelessly. However, many devices have a UI
> that isn't always easy to use (although I wold argue that it would be
> hard to find one easier than the iPhone).


How about the "UI" on a bluetooth earbud? (One button!)



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Old 04-04-2008, 07:09 AM
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Default Re: Apple Applies For Wired Wireless Pairing Patent

In article <65lnedF2faf0cU1@mid.individual.net>, "Richard Crowley"
<rcrowley@xp7rt.net> wrote:

> "iPhone News" wrote...
> > Pairing a Bluetooth device often requires the user to enter a PIN code
> > for the devices to pair them wirelessly. However, many devices have a UI
> > that isn't always easy to use (although I wold argue that it would be
> > hard to find one easier than the iPhone).

>
> How about the "UI" on a bluetooth earbud? (One button!)


How about a pencil? No buttons, one end writes the other erases. ;-)

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