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An input device for providing dynamic displays is disclosed. The input device can modify the appearance and/or location of graphics associated with an input area of a device. For example, the input device can have a button layout that shifts based on the orientation of the electronic device relative to the user, such that the button layout is consistently presented to the user in an upright orientation. The input device can rotate and/or rename a button input area region depending on the context of an application running on the electronic device. The input device can display dynamic graphic content in an input area which is distinct from a display screen of the electronic device.

Title
Dynamic input graphic display
Application Number
12/205795
Publication Number
8125461 (B2)
Application Date
September 5, 2008
Publication Date
February 28, 2012
Inventor
Andrew B Hodge
Cupertino
CA, US
Stanley C Ng
Cupertino
CA, US
Stephen P Zadesky
Cupertino
CA, US
Douglas Weber
Cupertino
CA, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
Apple
CA, US
IPC
G06F 3/041
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