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Following Google's stunt-filled Google Glass demo, Apple is showing that it's also thinking about glasses, according to a patent granted today.
The patent application, filed on October 13, 2006, is for a wearable computing device that allows an image to be projected in a "head-mounted display apparatus."

SOURCE: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57465980-37/apple-granted-patent-for-google-glass-like-device/?ttag=fbwp


Anyone surprised?
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I'm pretty sure Apple patented this post in 2002 and all posts related to the posting of apple patents. Prepare for lawsuits.
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It took 6 years to be granted this patent? And it was granted days after Google's I/O? Interesting.
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It took 6 years to be granted this patent? And it was granted days after Google's I/O? Interesting.

There is a technique that patent filers can use to keep a patent "pending" for many years. That way its not discoverable until finalized.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submarine_patent
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October 13, 2006

So does that mean Apple actually thought of it first this time?

And if so what does this mean for Google Glass?
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I really hope this means Apple is honestly working on a genuine product, a competitor, and not just planning to sue Google.
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I really hope this means Apple is honestly working on a genuine product, a competitor, and not just planning to sue Google.

That's a hilarious joke right there.
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I really hope this means Apple is honestly working on a genuine product, a competitor, and not just planning to sue Google.
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That's a hilarious joke right there.

This because we know they're only going to keep trolling.
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