Apple Gets A Patent For Its TV Cable Box

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a patent for the Apple TV which will upgrade to live TV, complete with regular and cable channels, and recording abilities, according to CNET. This would allow for a video device display that would have an onscreen menu that pops up over the display while video is playing, and lets the user to essentially change the channel. The report says that the patent application, originally filed Oct. 12, 2006, has mock ups of screenshots with various TV programing, including CBS, ABC, FOX, HBO, and screenshots depicting a Letterman segment and other popular shows.


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