Apple has bagged the patent of an intuitive graphics user interface called Cover Flow, AppleInsider has reported.
The UI has been integrated in several Apple products like iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad for flipping through the snapshots of artwork in the multimedia library.
The user interface has an intuitive artwork or cover that helps users possessing a relatively large media library to flip through the files with ease. Only the iOS based devices were initially gifted with this feature but then Apple implemented the same in iTunes and Safari browser as well.
In a particular media playback app, you get to interact with the files in the library by using simple finger-flip gesture on the touchscreen for panning through or selecting the file for playback.
The Cover Flow has been the one unique eye candy that Apple managed to successfully mint on with its products. Rival companies such as Samsung, LG, Nokia, HTC and others have tried to come up with something similar. All current and future products will get the Cover Flow graphics user interface in the media playback and file explorer apps.
All multimedia, files and other catalogue involving interface from Apple products might just have this Cover Flow graphics user interface.