Apple along with the Rockstar consortium has been awarded a new patent (No. 8,666,034) called “Audio call screening for hosted voicemail systems”Â by the USPTO which could bring answering machine like functionality to iPhones.
Since last year or so, rumors about Apple entering the health and fitness gadgets market have greatly intensified. But Apple has been looking at this space since more than six years, as evident by this 2007 Apple patent filing about headphones equipped with biometric sensors.
The US Patent and Trademark Office recently published a patent application from Apple that described a system to curb spam email. The system works at the server level and uses disposable email addresses to redirect spam from the user’s inbox.