The myth of pinch-to-zoom: how a confused media gave Apple something it doesn’t own


In 2007, Steve Jobs stood on stage, listing the benefits of Apple’s then-new iPhone touchscreen. “You can do multi-finger gestures on it,” he said, moving his hands back and forth in the now-familiar pinch-to-zoom motion. Then he paused, and his expression changed. “And boy, have we patented it.” The crowd laughed and began applauding as the word “Patented!” appeared on the screen behind him…

via The myth of pinch-to-zoom: how a confused media gave Apple something it doesn’t own | The Verge.

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