A new patent for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The patent was named “On-hold visual menu from a user’s communications device” and it works by sharing the user’s music, photos, videos, location, among other content with callers on call-waiting.
Users to decide what to share
Of course, users would decide what they want to share before they share it with callers. It would also be possible to customize the content that’s shared. You could share music with people you don’t know and share photos with family members or close friends.
The only problem with this potential idea is that bandwidth-heavy content would use up data allowance for the user and caller. Such a patent would be interesting for users and callers but depending on how the process is executed, it might more of a burden than it’s worth.
According to Apple Insider, “In one embodiment, the invention describes a system that first determines when a user places a caller on hold. If said user has enabled sharing of content, the device sends an interactive visual menu to the on-hold party’s device, from which a number of options are available. The menu can show a dynamic list of content made public by the user, while other sensitive data is kept private. Examples of shared content can include pictures, music, videos, status updates, upcoming calendar events, location information, hold time, or any other types of content that may be stored on or determined by the mobile device. “
Apple fans still awaiting iPhone 5S
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fans are currently awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5S, a small upgrade from the current iPhone 5. The real excitement will come next year when the iPhone 6 arrives, which should feature a pretty exciting upgrade.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a lot to look forward to and their fans have even more to look forward to.