Apple Granted Television-Related Patent

Apple Patent

Apple was recently granted a patent related to television. The patent seems to be for Apple TV and allows for recording of episodic cable TV. The inventor is credited as Steve Jobs. This is yet one more piece in the strange puzzle that is Apple’s future in the television space.

Right now, we don’t know everything that’s going on with Apple’s rumored television set, aside from the fact that there have been several reports and many have come from reliable sources, such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

This is no surprise, as Apple has been looking into the television market since the release of their set-top box, Apple TV. Now it seems that Apple is taking this little “hobby” more seriously. The patent was filed back in 2006, so it’s been a long time since then, still it’s something that could be used in future devices. Perhaps that Apple HDTV we’ve heard so much about? Why not?

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[Via Patently Apple]

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