Location-Based Home Screens, Speech to Text, Image Transport, Event-Based Contacts, In-Call File Transfer -- Apple iPhone Patent Watch!
Like an old episode of Star Trek, Apple patents provide us with a look at many possible futures for the iPhone, some of which -- but not all of which -- may one day be ours. Cases in point, AppleInsider rounds up the latest batch from Cupertino:
Location-based home screen means a user would be presented with a dynamically generated Home Screen based on factors such as location (get off the plane, automagically be presented with local weather, maps, contacts, etc.)
Speech-to-text would take what you say into the iPhone and transcribe it into editable text (similar to what many 3rd party apps offer now).
Image transportation, where picture are automagically scaled and sent for display on a TV or similar external monitor.
Event-based contact lists, hosted server-side, that would allow access for event participants.
In-call file transfer would let users share a file with someone they're already talking to on the phone.
Yeah, iPhone 4.0 is coming when again?