Apple has a patent on anti-theft devices for portable electronic devices applied . The system could use the motion sensor of the iPhone, under certain circumstances, issue a loud sound – similar to a car.
The application presents a variety of methods, which could be decided by whether “theft conditions” are met. Apple, according to a profile for the movement of data in case of theft is required by the sensor data can be correlated. The motion sensor detects the smartphone everyday inter alia, whether the user should be set straight vertically or horizontally holds.
Interesting also is the reason cited by Apple to install such backup. It’s called the “trend towards ever smaller electronics”, through which the device would be portable, but also easier to steal. “If the legal owner of an electronics device that anywhere you go, this is also an advantage for thieves.”
Apple last week had 34 patents get awarded, including those for 3D video apps, a playing system for the Apple TV, and provide a way to iChat video conferences with a background. Neither an application nor actually AWARDED patent must naturally lead to a finished product.
In fiscal 2012, Apple has $ 3.4 billion and thus one billion U.S. dollars more than last year on research and development . 2011, there had still been $ 2.4 billion in 2010 and $ 1.8 billion.Despite this great leap Apple is far behind the competition. Google announced in 2011 for $ 5.2 billion, an increase of 36 percent. Microsoft sets for this year to $ 9.8 billion, an increase of 8 percent – and almost three times that of Apple’s investment in research and development.