Friday Poll: What should Apple patent next?

Given that patent filings often portend a company's future plans, what should Jobs and team take on in their next patent? Vote in our poll. Poll

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What should Apple tackle in its next patent?

Cut and paste for iPhone
DVI connection for LED Cinema Display
iPod that tasers non-Apple converts
Pill that produces Jobs keynote high

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Apple has recently filed a couple of patents that could shed light on the company's future plans. One addresses the implementation of proximity sensors into its multitouch technology on devices larger than the iPhone. The other suggests a user interface that would present the Mac OS X desktop screen in three dimensions .

Given that patents often portend what's to come, what would you like Apple to take on in its next patent? If none of our answers fit, be sure to suggest your own in the Talkback section.

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Leslie Katz, Crave's senior editor, heads up a team that covers the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech, science, and culture around. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.


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