If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of your iPhone looks like then have a look at this BBC video about ‘Patent wars: Stripping the iPhone bare’ to see its printed circuits laid bare for all to see.
The video details the ‘patent wars’ that are still ongoing between the largest companies responsible for the most popular smartphones from Apple, Motorola Mobility and Samsung.
One such patent that is being fought for is the way that you unlock your phone. iPhone users slide their finger across the phone and other companies, such as Samsung, followed suit and its these kinds of patents which mean there can be around 15,000 different ones for each phone. A current battle between Apple and Motorola doesn’t involve any patents regarding the printed circuits or processors but the middleware that is on the phone.
It’s an interesting video to see the small circuitry and boards that are featured in the iPhone so definitely worth a look.