But never let facts get in the way of a good rumor. Without doubt, the best use of the patent "news" was by Cult of Mac's Buster Heine, who wasn't afraid to say, "So screw it, let's talk crazy."
"What wasn't detailed [in the patent] was how Apple plans to use those [audio] sensors, but one crazy idea is that Apple might use them to create sonar-maps kind of like in the movie 'The Dark Knight,'" Heine opined.
Houston, we have lift-off.
"Remember how Batman took Lucius' sonar concept and applied it to every cellphone in Gotham to create a huge sonar-based live map to find The Joker? Here's a refresher if you don't, but yeah, the Apple concept is kind of like that High Frequency Generator idea, only on a smaller scale."
Let's talk crazy: The Apple inventors listed on the patent probably also took Lucius' idea. Batman did. It's obvious when you think about it, because the Apple concept revealed in an official patent filing clearly really is kind of like the special effects plot device in a Hollywood superhero movie based on a comic book character. Only on a smaller scale.
iPhone 6 will have a flexible screen, or maybe a bendy body
There's something infectious about David Price's enthusiasm for Apple patents. In another post at Macworld UK, he looked at "the clues pointing to a bendy iPhone 6 - or iPad mini 2."
"Apple's iPhone 6 may have a bendy, flexible display and body, if recent tech innovations and patent activity are any indicator," he declares. "Imagine that: You'd be able to fold it up and pop it in your pocket, and dropping it would be far less of a worry."
Imagine that. And we mean ... really imagine it. Imagine your iPhone 4 or 4S -- and all of its internal componentry -- as something you can "fold up" apparently like a piece of paper that's made of plastic (to mix technologies) and pop it in your pocket.