Patently Apple :: Last week the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals one of the next chapters for Apple's iBooks. Apple's patent application describes systems, methods, and techniques for interacting with text displayed on a touch screen, such as text in an electronic or - in Apple's case - iBook.
Apple states e.g. that by interacting with the text, a user will be able to obtain information related to the content of the text. For example, the text could be augmented with information not shown until a user interacts with a corresponding portion of the text, such as by using touch screen inputs in the form of gesture input or touch input.
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