gingerjet: That's so cute. The only reason Apple is patenting every little thing is because a patent troll sued it - prior to the iPod - Apple patented very little.
FormlessOne: 1. Hire a class of fifth graders.2. Give them the patent, in its functional language form.3. Ask if they've heard of something like that, or if they could draw it out.4. If they've heard of it, there's prior art. If they could draw it out, it's obvious.5. Go back and dopeslap Apple for submitting yet another obvious patent with clear prior art conflicts.
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