Saturday, February 4, 2023
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Apple sued over the soft keyboard in iOS

Another day, another lawsuit. As noted by AppleInsider, Apple’s iOS soft keyboard is the target of a new lawsuit.

Filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, a patent suit from Princeps Interface Technologies alleges Apple’s keyboard infringes on the work of Timothy Higginson, a technology industry lawyer and inventor. Princeps is suing for damages and legal fees.

In iOS when users touch a text field, a text view, or a field in a web view, the system displays a keyboard. Apple debuted its first onscreen keyboard for a portable device with iPhone in 2007. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.