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Apple targeted by patent troll because the iPhone can make calls

​Apple has apparently been way out of line by allowing its iPhone and iPad to send and receive emails all these years.


A phone that can make calls? Outrageous!

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Apple is being sued by a Texas patent troll for including features such as calling and emailing on iPads and iPhones.

Corydoras Technologies, which fired similar shots at Samsung back in March, is suing Apple for infringing upon six patents acquired from Japan, Patently Apple reported Monday.

The company is seeking a payout from Apple for allowing more than 20 different devices to make voice and FaceTime calls, and for placing cameras on the same side of the devices as the display. Other complaints include the display of geographic location data on the screen, the ability to block unwanted callers and the ability to send and receive emails.

Apple's high profile in the tech world and famously bulging coffers means that it is frequently subject to such claims. The company was the number one target for patent trolls in the US last year, Patently Apple reported in July.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Corydoras Technologies could not be contacted.